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My mission is to bring people together through the power of music. – Ramón Tasat


Ramón Tasat with Ninet Tayeb at the Israeli Embassy’s  Yom Haatzmaut Celebration at the Andrea Mellon Auditorium on the Mall, Washington, D.C., May 3, 2017

What’s Happening…

Songs of Life Benefit Concert

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3:00pm
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church at 10701 Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda, MD

Support your local clothing charity and Interfaith understanding at a concert offering a unique mix of choral and chamber works. Free-will donations requested.

North Bethesda, Maryland – Local musicians will present the second annual “Songs of Life” interfaith concert on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3 pm at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church at 10701 Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda, MD. The concert is open to the public. Free-will donations are requested and will go to support the Interfaith Works Clothing Center of Rockville.

The program will include works from different faith traditions as well as selections of Western classical music. Chamber and choral works will draw on universal themes of gratitude, love, sorrow, nature, service, grace, renewal, and unity, among others.

The concert is a collaboration of Kehila Chadasha Jewish Community, Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church, Indonesian Kids Performing Arts, Kolot HaLev—Voices of the Heart—A Jewish Community Choir, Christ Congregational Church United Church of Christ, the IMAAM (Indonesian Muslim American Association in America) Center, and the Indonesian American Association.

Like Jewish music? Want to get involved? Choose your area of interest. You are invited to participate

Kolot HaLev: Love of Learning and Singing

A Community Choir — Ramón Tasat, Musical Director

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Kolot HaLev website

K olot HaLev (Voices of the Heart) is an independent community choral group focusing on Jewish choral music in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area, regardless of congregational or religious affiliation. There are no requirements other than a desire to sing and a commitment to a regular rehearsals and performances. Kolot HaLev holds rehearsals on Thursdays.

Shirat Hanefesh: Diverse, Spiritual, Joyful

An independent synagogue community — Ramón Tasat, Cantor

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Shirat Hanefesh website

S ervices at Shirat HaNefesh bring folks from many backgrounds together to seek a meaningful connection with one another, with their Jewish heritage and people, and with God. Tap the wellsprings of Jewish tradition, ancient and modern, Sephardic and Ashkenazi. We welcome everyone to our synagogue community.

Our weekly Shabbat services (Fridays at 7 pm, except First Friday at 6:30 pm, and Saturdays at 9:30 am)  are intimate and filled with uplifting music and spiritual inspiration.

Rehearsing with the Shirat HaNefesh Instrumental Ensemble

Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music

A Forum for Composers of Jewish Sacred Music — Ramón Tasat, President

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Shalshelet website

T he mission of Shalshelet is to enhance spirituality and build community through the creation and dissemination of Jewish sacred music. It has the power to link Jews across all denominations. It can provide fresh insight and depth, enriching the spiritual lives of Jews and non-Jews alike. Dr. Tasat, who serves as president of Shalshelet, can introduce you to the world of Jewish new music. Learn how to contribute your artistic efforts.

A potpourri of views and impressions about Shalshelet.