Kol Neshamah “Voice of the Soul” 

Congregation Shearith Israel has its own “Voice of the Soul” in its women’s a cappella group, Kol Neshamah. Those of us who have experienced their singing at services on Friday night or Shabbat morning know that their voices add joy and energy our worship experience.

These volunteers practice each week under the direction of Hazzan Itzhak Zhrebker. It’s obvious that they enjoy singing with one another and take delight in enhancing our services. Be sure to attend one or more services at which Kol Neshamah participates. Our members find singing in the group is a comfortable and fun way to learn prayers. Rehearsals are normally on Mondays 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm.

If you are interested in joining the camaraderie and becoming part of Kol Neshamah, please contact Hazzan Zhrebker.

Kol Neshamah Members rave about their experiences in the choir: 

I joined because I’ve always loved to sing. I even took voice lessons for many years. Kol Neshamah gives me the opportunity to be among others who share that passion. Adding some ruach to Shabbat services is a huge bonus.”
Carolyn Marcus Abrams

“I love singing the prayers each week at services. Singing with the choir gives me a chance to improve the quality of my singing while doing something I love to do.”
Carole Ann Hoppenstein

“I enjoy singing as a pleasant alternative way to connect with the shul and the service.”
Maribeth Lipscomb

“I joined Kol Neshamah to find a voice for my neshamah.”
Ilana Pomeranz

Schedule 2018-19

Kol Neshamah

Sisterhood Shabbat        Friday, January 25, 2019

Kol Neshamah & Kol Rina

Pop Service (Beit Aryeh)                                                Friday, August 10, 2018

Back to Shul/Klezmer Service                                       Friday, August 24, 2018

Selichot Service                                                                Saturday, September 1, 2018

Beatles Service                                                                  Friday, October 19, 2018

Martin Luther King Day Service                                   Friday, January 18, 2019

Shabbat Shira service (Kol Rina)                                 Saturday, January 19, 2018

Carlebach/Gospel Service                                              Friday, February 22, 2019

Western Service                                                                Friday, March 29, 2019

Israeli Service                                                                   Friday, May 3, 2019

Broadway Service (Beit Aryeh)                                     Friday, June 7, 2019