Monica was born in Romania.
A singer of unique capabilities, she has a three-octave
She is a graduate of the
Bucharest Academy for Music and Acting, under the
direction of Edmond Dede, where she developed her career
as a singer, appearing often on stage, television, and
The greatest Romanian
songwriters wrote songs for her, which she sang and
received first prizes at various festivals (such as the
first prize at the 1974 Mamia Festival). She appeared at
numerous events and receptions held by the dictator
Ceausescu. Among others, she appeared before Yigal Alon
during his visit to Bucharest.
She immigrated to Israel in
1976, completing her studies here at the Yiddish Acting
Studio near the Nisan Nativ Studio. She received first
prize at two Yiddish festivals held in Israel. During
the years 1977-8, she performed across the world as a
successful singer (France, Germany, Australia, Italy,
Austria, Lithuania, and Poland), with Rabbi Shlomo
Carlebach, Dudu Fisher, and many others. She appeared on
Broadway in New York in the plays: "A Match Made in
Heaven," directed by Yankele Alperin; "Schmitz'
Daughters," alongside Ben Bonus. She received
enthusiastic reviews everywhere.