Students In New 2022 Music Video
‘Purim Crashers’

International singing sensation Gad Elbaz surprised the Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ) Junior High School (JHS) students with an epic surprise experience. On Tuesday, March 1, JHS students were asked to assemble in the gym, dressed in festive Purim costume, for a mystery activity. The students did not know what was planned and were shocked and thrilled to find out that they were to be included in international singing sensation Gad Elbaz’s new Purim video. Entitled “Purim Crashers,” the music video was released Monday, March 14.

There was tremendous excitement and spirit, and Mi’she’nichnas Adar marbim b’simchah was at an all-time high. The entire JHS, including faculty and staff, sang and danced for hours. The students were thankful for the incredible opportunity to be a part of the video production and can’t wait to see the final product. Said Rabbi Mark Landsman, YCQ Principal, “It was very special for me to see the incredible ruach that was generated.”

Gad Elbaz is an Israeli singer and is currently the most recognized name and face in Jewish music worldwide. With millions of hits on his YouTube music videos, Gad is a top recording artist, whose songs are played and covered around the globe. Through his soulful and contemporary sound, Gad has brought Jewish music to a new level, and continues to serve as a role model to his many fans.

Mrs. Victoria Zirkiev, CEO of HOSHEN Productions and VZ Productions, stated, “Bringing this project to YCQ was very exciting, because we are a YCQ family. Our children are students at the school, and my husband Shalom and I are very proud YCQ parents. The level of enthusiasm during the filming was amazing. It’s very special to know that we’ve created a wonderful project together that will last forever, especially with a superstar like Gad Elbaz.”

Thank you, Mr. Gad Elbaz, Mrs. Victoria Zirkiev, Rabbi Mark Landsman, Rabbi Moshe Hamel, Bodi Music, Tzvi Simon Productions, Hoshen Productions, VZ Productions, and Ahava Productions for creating and including YCQ JHS in this incredible Purim adventure.