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March 2016

Give My Regards to Shushan


Looking ahead to the Jewish festival of Purim, many involved in the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and /or Kol Nashim, the women's choir of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale, join together with the Perpetually Perplexed Purim Players to present their third annual Denver community Purim shpiel.

This year's shpiel is a new take on the traditional Purim story, combining some of Broadway's most recognizable tunes with witty dialogue and repartee.
 
Give My Regards to Shushan
 is scheduled on
Sunday, March 20, 4:00 p.m. 

as well as on Purim evening
Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.

Both performances are at 
Hebrew Educational Alliance
3600 South Ivanhoe Street
Denver, CO 80237
 
 
The original script was penned by Michal Peer and Miryam Raizen. Michal is an alum of both the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim, the women's chorus of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale. Miryam is currently a member of Kol Nashim.
 
The shpiel is directed by Leah Peer, who is also a member of the Chorale, as well as the founder and conductor of Kol Nashim.
Michael Raizen and Gail deVore are the co-producers of Give My Regards to Shushan.
 
The Colorado Hebrew Chorale is providing technical support for this production. In addition to the Chorale's assistance, HEA and Congregation Rodef Shalom are also co-sponsors of the shpiel.
 
Cast members of the shpiel include several members of the Chorale and Kol Nashim. The members of the cast represent nearly every Jewish congregation in the Denver area and bring a broad range of experience - from novice to seasoned actors, and from 7 years old to 83 years young.
 
Give My Regards to Shushan
is FREE
and open to the public.

 
Based on attendance figures from previous shpiels, a capacity crowd is anticipated, so plan accordingly.
 
 

Sounds Like Love

 
The Colorado Hebrew Chorale is proud to present two video releases from this concert.

Click here to hear a sampler of the whole concert.

Click here to hear Paul Ben Haim's, Lecha Dodi, from his Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday Evening Service), featuring tenor Blake Nawa'a.
 
 
 
   
 

Woman to Woman
& Kol Nashim

 
Each spring Kol Nashim, the women’s choir of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale, presents two benefit concerts in support of Woman to Woman, the Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women.
 
In addition to providing a safe haven, Woman to Woman has two unique programs that set it apart from other shelters for battered women. Although the Shelter does receive funding from the State of Israel, these programs are paid for primarily by donations.

The Children’s Center provides support for the children arriving with their mothers. Assistance is provided to children of all ages, and ranges from daycare, to individual counseling and tutoring, and on to intervention at local schools to ease transition and placement. This program is completely funded by donations.
 
The Halfway Apartments assist women who are ready, and have the necessary life skills, to transition out of the Shelter and into the real world. There are twelve apartments, each housing two women and their children. Six of the apartments are funded by the State of Israel. The other six are solely funded by donations.
 
 
Click here to learn about the Shelter's history.

Click here to learn about the Children's Center and the Halfway
Apartments.
 

Woman to Woman 2016

 
Congregation Beth Evergreen
Sunday, May 22, 2016
4 p.m.

Temple Sinai
Thursday, May 26, 2016
7 p.m.

$18 minimum donation requested
 
   Barbara




Lenore Harriman


Kol Nashim
Singer of the Month

I was one of those kids for whom the best part of school was learning to play another instrument or sing another song.
I enjoyed practicing piano before school and looked forward to weekly choir rehearsals.

When I reached Youth Choir age, I started learning some choral conducting and became the accompanist for a new Boy Choir. In high school, I joined the madrigal group and accompanied the mixed chorus.

Eventually, I chose to major in Music Therapy at Michigan State University and had a career in clinical social work. Along the way, I always sang and played in worship settings.

After I became Jewish, I started the first little High Holy Day choir at our Temple in California. Later, I enjoyed singing and playing guitar along with our Rabbi until we moved to Colorado.

I discovered the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim while researching options for connecting Jewishly. The word “non-auditioned” jumped out at me and offered some hope. I am SO happy I took the plunge. I love to make music with others and am thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from our fabulous directors and from all the singers around me.
 

 
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Colorado Hebrew Chorale
Regular Rehearsals
Mondays
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
at
Hebrew Educational Alliance
3600 South Ivanhoe Street
Denver, Co, 80237

Accepting qualified singers in all voice parts.
No knowledge of Hebrew necessary.

For more information
Contact Carol Kozak Ward
Music Director
Tel (303) 355-0232
coloradohebrewchorale @yahoo.com

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Kol Nashim Women's Choir
Regular Rehearsals
Mondays
5:45 - 7:15 p.m.
at
Hebrew Educational Alliance
3600 South Ivanhoe Street
Denver, CO 80237

For More Information
Contact Leah Peer
Music Director
Tel (303) 766 -5324
leahpeer@gmail.com

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