Kol Rinah, the Jewish Chorale of Westchester, was founded in April of 2001 by two singers who wanted to bring Jewish music to a community wider and more diverse than is typically reached by synagogue choirs. We are approximately 25 singers who enjoy performing Jewish music and sharing our cultural expression with others. Although we are often hired to sing at private events like religious school graduations, women’s group lunches, and senior programs, our favorite performances are the large concerts that draw audiences of 50 – 150 people from throughout the county, many of whom have never heard the diversity of Jewish music spanning many hundreds of years from all over the world. We find that audience members of every faith tradition are able to share the uplifting spirituality and entertainment our concerts provide.
Kol Rinah begins each semester (September and January) with an Open House, but interested singers are welcome to audition and join us throughout the year. We rehearse weekly during the school year (except for secular and Jewish holidays) on Thursday evenings at the Shames JCC in Tarrytown. Please see our website for more information: www.kolrinahchorale.org