This past winter, we heard the sad news that the Rosenthal JCC would be closing its doors for good. The Rosenthal JCC has been Kol Rinah’s home since its formation in 2001, generously giving us time and space to rehearse and perform.
Imagine our delight when we were introduced to the Shames JCC on the Hudson, who warmly welcomed us with offers of weekly rehearsal space and performance space when we need it! Located very near the Hudson River in Tarrytown, the Shames JCC is only 10 – 15 minutes further than the Rosenthal JCC for our northernmost singers and fans, and a bit closer than Pleasantville for our south- and mid-Westchester people.
I’m sure you know that the Shames JCC on the Hudson has an ongoing music program, a young people’s Klezmer band, and all sorts of going programs for children, adults, and seniors. But perhaps you don’t know about their huge physical expansion. A part of their upcoming Center For Your Life will be a new theater/auditorium — we can’t wait to see it! You can take a look at their plans, drawings, and building campaign here.
We’re hoping to attract a few new singers to join our close-knit, enthusiastic, and committed group. Have you ever wanted to sing with Kol Rinah? Now may be a really great time to check us out as we start in our new home together. We will now be rehearsing on THURSDAY evenings.
Why not join us at our OPEN HOUSE on September 15th at 7:15 to see if we’re a good fit for each other?
We’ve got some great new repertoire selected for the upcoming year, and we can’t wait to share it with our singers and our friends, families, and fans.
SO whether you sing with us or just enjoy our music from the audience, we can’t wait to see you in the fall!
(And if your synagogue, Hadassah, Sisterhood, religious school group or local library wants to hire us, we’d be delighted to discuss how we can make your program a success.)