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and Kol Nashim, the women's choir of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale
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February 2016

Kol Nashim Returns to Longmont

Kol Nashim returns to the Longmont Senior Center on
Friday, March 4, 2016
"A Taste of Jewish Music"
Our ladies present Yiddish classics like "Dona, Dona" by Sholom Secunda, contemporary settings of well-known liturgical texts, lively Chassidic tunes and a rousing closer by Irving Berlin.
This program has something for everyone!

Longmont Senior  Center
910 Longs Peak Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.


Click here for a sampler from last year!



Sounds Like Love

A capacity audience enthusiastically received the Colorado Hebrew Chorale at its “Sounds Like Love” program, which took place at Shalom Cares in Aurora on Sunday afternoon, February 14, 2016.
Colorado Hebrew Chorale is proud of its  long history with Shalom Cares. In February 1994 the Chorale made its debut at Shalom Cares. Twenty-two years and 24 concerts later, the Chorale returned to perform "Sounds Like Love," featuring timeless works, both sacred and secular, in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, and English.
Support for “Sounds Like Love” at Shalom Cares is offered by the friends and supporters of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Shalom Cares, with additional funding from the M.B. Glassman Foundation, the Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Foundation, and the Arapahoe County Cultural Council  in conjunction with SCFD, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

Stay tuned for a sampler
in our next issue of Kolot Colorado!

Woman to Woman
& Kol Nashim

Since its inception in fall 2013, Music Director and Founder, Leah Peer envisioned Kol Nashim, the women’s choir of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale, as a community of women, making music in support of the larger community of women. “There was always an idea to conclude our season with a benefit concert on behalf of a women’s charity”, says Peer.
In May 2014, the first Kol Nashim benefit concert “Woman to Woman” took place at Congregation Rodef Shalom in Denver, raising $1,400 for the Shelter. In May 2015, two concerts were held – one at Congregation B’nai Chaim in Morrison, and the second at the Hebrew Educational Alliance in Denver, and raised $2,800, which were matched by an anonymous donor. This year, Kol Nashim will perform its “Woman to Woman” concert on Sunday afternoon, May 22, 2016 at Beth Evergreen in Evergreen, west of Denver, and on Thursday evening, May 26, 2016 at Temple Sinai in Denver.
The decision to raise money on behalf of “Woman to Woman”, the Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women, grew out of a series of personal connections. Ms. Peer’s mother, Ruth Keusch who resides in Israel, was part of a film-making group of seniors who created short documentary films for public access television. One of the films Mrs. Keusch worked on was a fund-raising video for the Jerusalem Shelter.
While strolling down King George Street in Jerusalem, Ms Peer shared her vision with her mother, who in turn told her about the Shelter video. They were suddenly stopped by a woman who knew Mrs. Keusch. It was Naomi Schneiderman, the current director of “Woman to Woman”. “There was an instant connection between us”, says Peer.

The rest, as they say, is history.
Click to view to view the first in a series of short videos about the Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women and Kol Nashim.
Videography by Ruth Keusch, was done at the Shelter in June 2015 during building improvements.



Kol Nashim's photo.
Barbara Zimmerman

Kol Nashim
Singer of the Month

Singer of the Week: Meet Barbara Zimmerman!

I’ve always loved to sing, especially Hebrew music. I was in the choir at my elementary school, Yeshivah, and Jewish summer camps. I learned to play the recorder and piano and studied music theory.

I spent a year in the Zamir Chorale of Boston. I sang with the Hebrew Arts Singers and with Shir Ami. After moving to Denver, I met Carol Kozak Ward, who encouraged me to join the Colorado Hebrew Chorale.

I loved getting to sing at the 2014 North American Jewish Chorale Festival.

I am now singing with both the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim, and each adds a special dimension to my life. I am especially thrilled with how Kol Nashim is growing and I love the music.

I’ve come full circle and it feels wonderful!


THANKS TO OUR 2015-2016

Tomas and Diane Berl  
Arthur Best
Maralin Blistein
Melvina E. Brinson
Laura B. Cher and David E. Cher
Ann Cohen
Emily Cohen
Evelyn J. Cohen
Rabbi Ralph & Hedy Dalin
Gregg Davis
Karen Diamond
Roslyn Duman
Daniel Edelman & Nina Edelman
Robert Stephen Fisher, MD & June D. Fisher
Janice Fishman
Liz Fox
Stephen Friedman, MD & Sandy Friedman
Shirley Gang
Rabbi Sara & Michael Gilbert
Leslie J. Goldberg
Michael Grant (Zimmerman)
I. Jane Hammond
Michael & Elena Haykin
Daniel & Mandy Hyatt
Roberta Klibaner & Edwin Klibaner
Jeffrey & Cathy Kozak
Joanne L. Kozak  
Aleda Kresge
Melisse Leib
Stuart L. Linas, MD & Trudi G Linas
Benjamin Lunzer
Mona Musslewhite
Anita C. Olander
Mary Phillips
Julius A. Pluss
Honorable Raymond N. Satter
Alexander P. Rosenberg & Frieda S .Rosenberg
David Ruchman
Chris Schonenbach
Lola E. Zussman
Preserving, promoting and celebrating the Jewish experience through song, by performing with and for diverse audiences.
Thanks to out donors:


Colorado Hebrew Chorale
Regular Rehearsals
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
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


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

For More Information
Contact Leah Peer
Music Director
Tel (303) 766 -5324


Thanks to our
2015/16 sponsors:

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