Welcome to Ramón’s site

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

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


Kolot HaLev: Love of Learning and Singing

A Community Choir

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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

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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

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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.

What’s Happening…

Ramón Tasat sings tangos together with the Trifulca trio.

August 24th, 2015|0 Comments


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2443 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

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July 7th, 2015|0 Comments

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Ramón is invited to the Limmud UK conference

June 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Dear Ramón,
I hope this email finds you and Roanne very well.

I’m writing as Chair of Arts and Culture for this coming Limmud Conference in December 2015. I would be delighted if you were able to present there

Your performances and workshops were so well received last time you came to Limmud, that we’re keen to have you back, especially as lots of participants will not have heard you before.

This year, the Conference will take place in a venue just outside Birmingham, from 27th – 31st December (after Shalshelet!), with a pre-Conference Shabbat on 25th – 26th December.

You would be very welcome to join us for the whole of the Conference and to present a number of sessions, including concerts.

You would receive a full Conference place – accommodation, supervised kosher meals and access to all Conference sessions, return economy flights to the UK, and local transportation to and from the Conference site. I’m sorry that, as you know, we are not able to offer payment for your session but I am confident that you will be rewarded by your experience of participating.

I do hope that you will accept this invitation and please feel free to ask me any questions you may have.
All good wishes,



Shalshelet Music Submissions

December 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Philadelphia is the place to be in December 2015 for Shalshelet’s 6th International Festival! That’s during Hanukkah – next year.

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