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

Schedule 2017-18

Kol Neshamah

Sisterhood Shabbat         tentative

Kol Neshamah & Kol Rina

Welcome/Klezmer Shabbat      August 25, 2017

Beatles Shabbat                         October 27, 2017

Chanukah Celebration              December 16, 2017

Carlebach Shabbat                    February 16, 2018

Broadway Shabbat                    March 16, 2018

Israeli Shabbat                           April 20, 2018

Beatles Shabbat                        May 11, 2018

Motown Shabbat                       June 1, 2018 (Beit Aryeh)