Jul 2, 2015
Music Video Uplifts, Inspires

Superstar singer Yaakov Shwekey and producer Mendy Pellin team up for a moving and uplifting music video "I Can Be," featuring the children of The Special Children Center.

A song dedicated to the children and staff of The Special Children Center.

Download & Lyrics: http://www.thecenternj.org/icanbe

About the Song:
Almost twenty years ago my wife Jenine and her best friend started The Special Children's Center from a one-room apartment. Back then they were just teenagers with a dream to change the world, one child at a time. They felt a tremendous need for special children to have a place to flourish, to receive the care and attention they need, and to wrap it up in happiness. With the help of so many believers, that endeavor grew into a multi faceted Center for more than three hundred special children across three locations. While there is no end to the demand, there is also no end to their determination.

While traveling and performing all over the world for the last fifteen years I’ve seen with my own eyes the gift that music can give and the depths it can reach. The power is within every one of us… you can be anything, no matter what challenges you face.

That is the magic of love, and the magic of this song. It is for you, the children and staff of the Center, and for you, all children around the world -- each of you is precious, you can be anything. This song is for you.

--Yaakov Shwekey


-- SONG --
“I Can Be”
Composed by Yitzy Waldner
Lyrics: Sophia Franco
Arranged by Udi Damari
Mixed by Ian Freitor

-- VIDEO --
Directed by Mendy Pellin
Produced by Arnon Z. Shorr
For Mendy Pellin Media

Associate Producer Avi Soroka
Production Assistant Moshe Weinberger

Director of Photography Christopher Bye
1st Assistant Camera Joe Reinhart
2nd Unit Director of Photography Uri Westrich

Vincent Gruosso “Father”
Tova “Daughter”
Joe Harkins “Old Man”
Coby Segal “Teenager”
Dassy Weinberg “Flying Kid”

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Opinions and Comments
very special!!
Beautiful song!!
(7/2/2015 1:17:47 PM)
Very Touching!
Great job by all - moving, touching, uplifting - leaves a thought in your heart and a smile on your face.
(7/2/2015 1:39:34 PM)
respectfully wondering
I love it and it's very positive. But it makes me wonder about message. We all have tremendous worth but is it true that I can be/ do anything? I can do amazing things with what I have, that's true. Everyone has their own place and within our own limits, we can reach great heights.. Also, is it really true that everything I need is inside of me. I personally feel like I need help from the outside and that Hashem set up the world so that we need each other. Maybe my thoughts are influenced by being deluged by the PC concept out there that anyone can decide whoever they want to be.
(7/2/2015 2:31:14 PM)
Very nice well done!!
Thank you yaakov shwekey!!
(7/2/2015 3:31:19 PM)
Mendy does it again!! so talented! bh
(7/2/2015 4:02:58 PM)
Mendy Pellin and His Video
Mendy once again has shown how wonderfully talented he truly is!
Versatile and humorous, with this video showcasing the deep soul he really has behind the funny facade he puts forth.
Yasher Koach!
These children need our support so donate!
(7/2/2015 6:52:42 PM)
(7/3/2015 12:21:30 AM)
Mendy Pelin I love you. I am a mother of a special needs child. you just empowered me in a very special way. I feel that you care over the ocean, over there to give me srength and a new boost of love for my child. thank you for this amazing video. I have a nabor who has a down sindrom girl, she is going to see it next!
(7/3/2015 1:11:57 AM)
Zalmy Schapiro
wow nice so beautiful Yaakov Swesky nice song
(7/3/2015 10:00:27 AM)
Shwekey rules
Shwekey once again proving he is the voice of the generation.
(7/3/2015 6:12:20 PM)
i love this song!!
(7/4/2015 10:02:04 PM)
the best!!!
this is so amazing!
go Yaakov Swesky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(7/5/2015 12:03:54 AM)
kol hakavod l'cha mendy!!! beautiful
(7/5/2015 3:37:41 AM)
I love it so inspiring.
(7/7/2015 5:53:12 PM)
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