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 Sundays 12:15 until 1:15 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
Sisterhood Shabbat January 20, 2017
Kol Neshamah & Kol Rina
Chanukah Shabbat December 30, 2016
Carlebach Shabbat January 13, 2017
Shabbat Shirah February 11, 2017
Broadway Shabbat March 24, 2017
Israeli-Themed Shabbat April 28, 2017 (tentative)
Motown Shabbat May 12, 2017
Beatles Shabbat June 9, 2017 (Beit Aryeh)