“Bilingual rock star”

Our Mission

MISTER G works to inspire children, families, and educators by presenting innovative Jewish arts programming which fosters global citizenship and environmental awareness through the power of music, movement, language, and literacy. 
MISTER G is fiscally sponsored by the leading music and environmental nonprofit, REVERB.org. Any donation to MISTER G is 100% tax deductible as Reverb is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

About Ben Gundersheimer (MISTER G)

Ben Gundersheimer, M.Ed (MISTER G) is a Latin GRAMMY Award-winning artist, author and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post and “irresistible” by People magazine,  he was originally dubbed MISTER G by his young students while pursuing a Master of Education degree. 

Acclaimed as one of the world’s most widely distributed Jewish artists for children, Ben performs internationally for JCCs, festivals and cultural institutions. His virtual Hanukkah concert was broadcast to all the 170 JCCs in North America in 2021 and 2022.

 PJ Library commissioned Ben to write and produce two albums of original music, The Mitzvah Bus (Parents’ Choice Gold winner) and Seeds of Shalom. The albums were sent to tens of thousands of families throughout the world, as was his picture book, Lilah Tov Good Night (Penguin Random House). 

Lilah Tov Good Night celebrates the beauty of our world and the spirit of resilience in a refugee family. Illustrated by Israeli artist, Noar Lee Naggan, the book is based on one of Ben’s original songs.

The book has a strong personal resonance: Ben's father was born in Frankfurt and made a harrowing escape from Nazi Germany. Ben grew up very close to his grandparents who instilled a profound sense of Jewish history and cultural identity.

Whether performing at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, a Jewish day school in Mexico City, or a sold out Hanukkah concert in London, Ben’s dynamic, interactive bilingual performances aim to dissolve borders and foster cross-cultural connections.

  • "MISTER G packed the house for a Purim concert this past spring. Parents and children alike rocked out for a full hour of amazing music and contagious energy; we were engaged and dancing and singing forever... We'd bring them back in a heart beat!"

    Alyssa Russell, Young Family Engagement Manager

    Jewish Federation of Columbus
  • MISTER G is a wonderful live performer, educator and presenter and a terrific artist to bring to your communities. With his unique Grammy Award winning talents, and his tremendous story-telling skills, Ben continues the legacy of his family, working for justice, equality and community.
    Randy Lutterman, Vice President, Development and Arts & Culture
    JCC Association of North America
  • "There was absolutely no better way to kick off the early childhood conference than with a music-driven keynote featuring MISTER G! He energized and invigorated all 280 of our teachers with a dynamic, fast-paced mini-concert and got them on their feet dancing and singing their way into the day"
    Alison Zimbalist, Director, Early Childhood Education Services
    Macks Center for Jewish Education, Baltimore
  • “MISTER G and MISSUS G brought out the best PJ Library event ever! The power of their music was transformative, and they were able to capture every age in attendance in an awesome way... They were very easy to work with and very professional! So much fun. We are still singing the music here in Texas!”
    Lauren Abraham, Special Program Coordinator
    Jewish Federation of San Antonio
  • We had MISTER G for a workshop and concert and both were a huge hit! The concert was sold out and the kids and their parents can’t stop raving about it! We have never had this large of an audience for a children’s event and we are beyond thrilled to have had the opportunity to bring MISTER G to our community.
    Jennifer Adams, Special Events Manager 
    Weinstein JCC, Richmond
  • A huge THANK YOU to MISTER G and MISSUS G for bringing so much energy and ruach to the Detroit community. Our families absolutely loved the show! It was everything we had hoped for - a high energy, Jewish value-inspired, kids' concert. Thank you for helping create so much joy for our grandparents, parents and children.
    Mikki Frank, Senior Director, JFamily
    PJ Library, Detroit
  • "I had the pleasure of capping off our week of Hanukkah with a concert from MISTER G. They bring so much enthusiasm, energy and love in to their show... It warms my heart to think about all the kids up on stage with them, dancing away and singing along."

    Marisa Phillips, PJ Library Program Professional

    Mayerson JCC, Cincinnati

Concerts & Programs

MISTER G (Ben Gundersheimer) tours internationally, engaging audiences of all ages at a wide range of notable venues, from Lollapalooza and Central Park Summerstage to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. His dynamic, interactive, bilingual performances aim to dissolve borders and foster cross-cultural connections. Also an author, Ben has published numerous picture books with Penguin Random House based on his original songs, and incorporates readings into his multimedia performances.

MISTER G Duo Concert

Seeds of Shalom: A Multicultural Musical Celebration

Inspired by the concept of Bal Tashchit (“Do not destroy”), the workshop inspires children to protect and preserve the one world which we share.

Enlivening the Jewish Classroom with Music and Movement

Musical Keynotes and Professional Development Workshops for educators

Empowering teachers to use music and movement in their classrooms

Bridging Generations

Reflections on Rosenwald

A seminar for adults and teens which explores the remarkable cultural legacy of Ben's great-great-grandfather.

Select Appearances

The Jewish Museum - NYC

Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival - Los Gatos, CA

Washington Jewish Music Festival - Washington, DC

Gordon Center for the Performing Arts- Baltimore, MD

JCC of Greater Baltimore - Early Childhood Education Conference

Charlotte JCC - Charlotte, NC
JCC of Greater Columbus - OH

PJ Back to School Concert, Magik Theater - San Antonio, TX

PJ Library Chanukah Concert, Davis Academy - Atlanta, GA

Detroit JCC - Detroit, MI

Jewish Day Schools - Mexico City, Mexico

Limmud Festival - Birmingham, England

Rochester JCC - Rochester, NY

Peninsula JCC - Foster City, CA

Dave and Mary Alper JCC - Miami, FL

Mayerson JCC - Cincinnati, OH

Simon Family JCC - Virginia Beach, VA

JW3 - London, England

Author Visits

Señorita Mariposa chronicles the extraordinary annual migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico. The dual language book aims to inspire the next generation of eco-activists and spark dialogue about butterfly habitat.
Based on Based on Ben’s original song by the same title, this lyrical lullaby celebrates the beauty of our world and the spirit of resilience in a refugee family.
A lively, humorous counting book about a curious kid trying to keep up with a load of sassy squirrels.
A joyous ode to friendship that shows that everything is better when we work together!

The Global Citizen Ensemble

Founded by Gundersheimer in 2017, The Global Citizen Ensemble is an internationally acclaimed cast of musicians who have recorded and performed with Ben throughout his career. The group delivers a bold and energetic performance that immerse the audience in a polycultural soundscape, exploring musical heritage through rhythm, story, and song. The show celebrates music as the universal language - spanning ethnicities, nationalities, and geographical divisions - with the power to united people of all backgrounds through appreciation, participation, and education.

NOTE: The ensemble varies depending on region and availability. 
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