About Kol HaNeshamah
Founded in 2008, Kol HaNeshamah: The Center for Jewish Life and Enrichment, is an institute dedicated to reenergizing the spiritual life of both affiliated and unaffiliated Jews. Our High Holiday services are renowned for helping all Jews, regardless of educational or religious backgrounds, to experience Judaism in a spirited and meaningful way. In addition to these services, Kol HaNeshamah (which means the Voice of the Soul) sponsors Friday night services, pop-up Shabbat morning services, adult classes,one-on-one learning, Bar and Bat Mitzvah classes and assistance with lifecycle events. Pastoral Counseling is also available.
About Rabbanit Dr. Adena Berkowitz
Rabbanit Berkowitz, the founder, together with Cantor Ari and Lauren Klein, of Kol HaNeshamah, is well known across the U.S for her lectures, her writing and her riveting Torah classes. With backgrounds in both law and Jewish Studies from Yeshiva University's Cardozo School of Law and the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbanit Adena is the author of the best selling The Jewish Journey Haggadah . She also is the co-author, together with Rivka Haut, z"l, of Shaarei Simcha- Gates of Joy, a mini prayerbook-- the first liturgical work in the modern era written by Orthodox women for use in the Jewish community. Rabbanit Adena completed her training as a Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst at the Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health. A member of numerous boards and committees, she lives in New York with her husband Rabbi Zev Brenner and their children.
About Mo Kiss
Mo Kiss is a Singer, Musician, and Producer in the New York area. A soulful tenor, Mo enjoys performing with his band around the country, fusing R&B stylings with spiritual flavor. He also spends his time producing music in his NY based Recording Studio, and teaches music part time as well. An accomplished musician, he plays both the Keyboard and Guitar, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Composition from Purchase Music Conservatory.
About Ari Klein, Cantor Emeritus
Hailed as a child prodigy cantor, Ari began singing as a small boy in synagogues throughout Montreal, Canada and recorded his first album at the age of 12. Across the years, he has transformed communities, blending traditional hazzanut/cantorial music with the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, niggunim (worldless melodies) and popular music. Whether in South Africa, Canada, Australia or New York, his dynamic personality and sheer energy has infused synagogues with greater fervor, his kaleidoscope of sounds opening the heart as it speaks to the soul. Having most recently served as the cantor at the prestigious Park East Synagogue, his outstanding range of voice quality and his versatile repertoire through Hasidic soul to classical traditional and popular music delights all who hear and daven with him. In 2006, Ari founded the New York School of Voice and Cantorial Training. He lives in New York with his wife Lauren and their children.