About: Woman to Woman 2017
Now in its fourth season, Kol Nashim, the women’s choir of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale, will present two “Woman to Woman” performances, bringing voice to issues facing women in need, with proceeds benefitting the Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women.
The performances will take place at Congregation Bonai Shalom, 1527 Cherryvale Rd, Boulder, CO 80303on Sunday afternoon, May 21, 2017, 3 p.m., and at Congregation Rodef Shalom, 450 South Kearney Street, Denver, CO 80224 on Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7 p.m.
Since its inception in fall 2013 by its founder and music director Leah Peer, Kol Nashim was envisioned as a community of women making music together in support of the larger community of women.
In May 2014, Kol Nashim’s first “Woman to Woman” concert at Rodef Shalom raised $1,400 for the Shelter. Since then, the choir has performed similar concerts at B’nai Chaim, Morrison, HEA, Congregation Beth Evergreen, and Temple Sinai, raising $7,000 for the Shelter. In 2015, an anonymous donor stepped forward and matched the funds raised, increasing the amount to $12,600.
The Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women offers refuge and support to women from all walks of Israeli life without discrimination. Residents include Jews, Christians and Muslims, Arab and Ethiopian women and children. Typically, the women who arrive there are those who have no other support network. Unique to the Jerusalem Shelter is their children’s program, which is funded solely by donations. The Shelter’s residents are typically not from Jerusalem, making it more difficult for their abusers to locate them. The children who arrive receive individual assistance for school adjustment, tutoring and counseling. There is also an in-house nursery school for infants and toddlers.
Click Here to hear excerpts from Woman to Woman 2016
In recognition of the month of March designated as International Women’s Month, Kol Nashim presented “Sing Out for SafeHouse!” on Sunday afternoon, 19 March 2017, a musical performance bringing awareness and assistance to SafeHouse Denver, Inc., the only residential shelter for battered women and children in metro Denver. SafeHouse also offers non-residential counseling services and runs an emergency hotline, serving nearly 15,000 people in 2016. The groundswell of support for the March concert, which featured the “Fourteeners” of Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir and another chorus, Impromptu, culminated with $8,800 and urgently-needed soft goods for SafeHouse.
Support for activities of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim is provided by individual contributors, as well as by Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), JEWISHcolorado, Puffin Foundation, West, and all of the synagogues mentioned.