Shalom Life | March 15, 2015

Mayim Bialik & The Maccabeats Raise Money for Charity

All proceeds benefit the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: December 13th, 2011 in Culture » Society » News

Mayim Bialik- actress, neuroscientist and self-admitted #1 Maccabeats fan- has teamed up with Yeshiva University singing sensation to raise money for the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation.

Last December, The Maccabeats attracted over 6 million views to their Chanukah-themed music video “Candlelight”, set to the tune of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”. This holiday season, the group released a cover version of Matisyahu’s “Miracle”, with a special cameo appearance by Bialik.

The Maccabeats are hoping that they can perform a “Miracle” by raising $80,000 ($10,000 for every night of Chanukah) to help find donor matches for people who need transplants.

Mayim Bialik was thrilled to not only appear in The Maccabeats new music video, but also to join them in this cause.

In her blog, she wrote, "I believe in the world seeing a new kind of Orthodoxy through groups like The Maccabeats."

"Being a part of a video by a group that I respect and adore is sort of insanely surreal; I feel like the girl in the Dancing in the Dark Bruce Springsteen video who's pulled up on stage to dance with him during the concert - except The Maccabeats can't touch me to pull me up on stage, can't watch a woman dance, and would never wear a red bandana around their kippah-adorned heads," Bialik continues.

Bialik and The Maccabeats are offering wondering gifts and prizes for everyone that donates. For every $18 donation, you receive a free MP3 download of “Miracle”. The prizes get larger as the donations increase including; a limited edition Miracle Match t-short, a personalized Maccabeats Happy Chanukah video, personalized autographed photo of Mayim Bialik, a guest spot in the next Maccabeats video and much more.

Additionally, all donors are entered to win 1 of 6 grand prizes including; a phone call with Mayim Bialik, a lunch with the Maccabeats in NYC, an autographed cast photo from The Big Bang Theory, an autographed script from The Big Bang Theory, tickets and backstage passes to a Maccabeats concert, and an autographed limited-edition poster from The Big Bang Theory.

To find out more information or to donate, please visit http://makesomemiracles.com

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