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 2016-17

Kol Neshamah

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)