Over 120 women gathered at Ner Tamid Congregation to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Elul (1 Elul). Sponsored by the Ner Tamid Sisterhood and Robin Karlin, the program included singing Hallel together, led by Mrs. Lisa Aronson Friedman on guitar, breakfast, and a performance by Lisa’s choir, Kol Zimrah Baltimore Women’s Choir. The Ner Tamid Women’s Hallel program was started by Rabbetzin Hindy Motzen before the pandemic, but now the program has returned. It provides an uplifting experience, giving women a musical way to celebrate Rosh Chodesh.
Kol Zimrah was founded in 2019 and gives adult women the opportunity to sing Jewish music together. Much of the choir’s music is Lisa’s original music, set to psalms and other prayers. The choir sang songs with lyrics from Psalm 104 and 117, a Dveykus medley, Katonti by Yonatan Razel, and Brit Olam (original by Lisa and recorded by Ayelet HaShachar, www.ayeletmusic.org). For more information about Kol Zimrah, contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org. The program ended with a beautiful performance by the world-renown singer, Elena Tal.