Kol HaNeshama, the Harrisburg Jewish Chorus, was formed in September 2014 as a result of the vision of its founder, Janet Frankel Staub (z''l). The mixed voices chorus provides the opportunity for adult singers to come together to enrich artistic life in South Central Pennsylvania by performing and promoting Jewish music in all its different forms. Kol HaNeshama is directed by Marina Cherepinsky, who has a distinguished career as a performer in her native Russia, and in Central Pennsylvania as a choral and instrumental music educator and choral director. Now in its fourth season, the chorus performs at area synagogues, colleges, senior center events, and community gatherings and celebrations (Performance History). Kol HaNeshama is a member of Chorus America.
Kol HaNeshama includes members from area synagogues and temples and welcomes as new members anyone who wishes to participate in a challenging and rewarding vocal experience. Kol HaNeshama rehearses on Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Chisuk Emuna Congregation, 3219 Green St, Harrisburg, PA. To learn more, please contact Dave Spector, 717-533-6483, or Marina Cherepinsky, 717-651-6641.
Depending on how it is spelled in Hebrew, the word “Kol” can mean “voice” or “every.” “HaNeshama” is “the soul” or “the spirit.” Thus “Kol HaNeshama” can be translated as ”the entire soul."
Kol HaNeshama is an activity of the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg. The chorus is supported in part by a bequest from Janet Frankel Staub, z”l, to the Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, by performance donations, and by contributions from friends in the community. To make a tax-deductible donation to the chorus, please contact Dave Spector, 717-533-6483, or Jennifer Ross, 717-236-9555 x3104.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:30 PM, concert sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies, Penn State Harrisburg, Russell E. Horn Spiritual Center, Student Enrichment Center, 777 W. Harrisburg Pike. Admission is free.
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 1:30 PM, Spring concert at the Residence, Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg, 4000 Linglestown Rd. Admission is free.
Sunday May 6, 2018, 3:00 PM, third annual program celebrating our founder, Janet Frankel Staub (z”l), at Chisuk Emuna Congregation, 3219 Green St, Harrisburg, PA. Our guest will be Joshua R. Jacobson, Professor of Music and Choral Activities, Northeastern University, and founder and director of the Zamir Chorale of Boston. He will present “American Jews and their Music.” Kol HaNeshama will give a short performance. For more information, sponsorships, and tickets, go here.