Events, productions and projects as of 2017
- Kol Isha! For Women & Girls Only, Hosted by Rebbetzin Tap of Ramat Bet Shemesh Israel. Facebook group for posting your own performance clip – any level of professionalism, any form of art welcome!
- Kol Isha Radio Station, Hosted by Rebbetzin Tap of Ramat Bet Shemesh Israel. 24/6 around the clock streaming music of religious women!
- Virtual Choir, Directed by Rivka Nahari, contact 718-513-6257
EVENTS: FESTIVAL, OPEN MIC, KARAOKE, KUMSITZ
- Tambourine Dream Dance, Music & Healing Festival on the Banks of the Kinneret (post-Shavuot) or Jordan River (late summer)!
- Moshav Art & Music Fair at Moshav Modiin – full line up of musicians, packed vendor area for artisans, and inclusion of a “Women’s Tent” respecting Kol Isha for all-female performances!
- Off the Wall Comedy Basement (Jerusalem) – Women’s karaoke every Monday night!
- Women’s Performance Community of Jersualem Performance events for women including small evenings of music or comedy, or large scale productions!
- Women’s karaoke nights in the Gush hosted by Rivkah Adinah Kanush.
- Girls Night On! (NY/Baltimore) Open Mic night series hosted by Leslie Ginsparg Klein, email@example.com
- Crown Heights Girls Open Mic / Open Mic nights or Kumsitz events in Crown Heights, NYC. Different women-only performance or kumsitz events hosted by Malka Reyna Albakerk, Esther Freeman, Sarede Switzer, Rivka Nehorai or others!
- Women’s music or open mic nights in Rockville, MD! hosted by Rebbetzin Dahlia Topolosky of Beth Joshua Congregation
- Women’s open mic nights in Los Angeles, CA! Hosted by Rebecca Klempner
- Alliance for Jewish Theater Conference! Meet other Jewish theater professionals annually in cities of North America. Typically in the fall.
- Annual summer kumsitz (Five Towns, NYC). Outdoor musical kumsitz for women at private home. Contact Deedublyew AT aol.com
FULL PRODUCTIONS / SHOWCASES
- Raise Your Spirits Summer Stock Theater, Dir. Toby Greenwald. Annual original musical theater production based on Biblical stories.
- Regal Productions (Zir Chemed). Dir. Chayale Regal. Annual Jewish adaptation of a Broadway style musical production for women
- Women in Theater, Dir. Tamar Krantman-Weiss, Penina Fredman-Schechter and Ninoska Ravid. Musical productions for women.
- Women’s Performance Community of Jerusalem, occasional theater productions and other events
- Dames of the Dance, Dir. Sharon Katz. Annual dance showcase with women of all levels of ability. Izzy AT actcom.co.il
NY AREA Women’s Only: Brooklyn & Long Island
- Rachel’s Place Productions, dir. Miriam Handler. Annual Jewish adaptation of a Broadway style musical production for women.
- Ratzon, dir. Malky Giniger. Original script or adaptation of a Broadway style musical production for women. 718-258-5391
- Harmony, Dir. Basya Travis. Women’s Biennial Performance Showcase. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Drama for Life, Dir. Rina Hirsch. Community theater program for youth
- Nargis & Friends, Dir. Nargis Malayev, produced by Avi Benjamin. Women’s music concert in Queens. 917-362-2040, email@example.com
NY AREA Mixed Gender / Manhattan & New Jersey (Shomer Shabbat but Mixed Gender Theater Companies)
- 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company, Dirs. Avi Soroka and Yoni Oppenheim
Innovative theater grounded in Jewish tradition for Shomer Shabbat performing artists. Also produces “Improvidox” Improv troupe.
- Open Tent Theater, Dirs. Sarah Medved and Giselle D’Souza. Shomer Shabbat theater productions, Improv theater and Open mic events, and annual summer “Play in a day” theater festival.
- Black Box Entertainment, Dir. Matt Okin. High quality community theater productions and programs in NJ high schools. OR see www.BlackBoxE.com
DIASPORA, Other Regions
- Jewish Women’s Repertory Company (LA), Dir. Margy Horowitz. Annual women’s musical theater production.
- Chicago Women Charity Players. Biennial women’s musical theater production, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-465-6576
- OU Dorot Women’s Choir. OU Israel Center at 02-560-9100.
- Shirah Chadasha Women’s Choir, Dir. Hadassah Jacob, 0523 847 230
- Rehovot Women’s Choir, dir. Ellen Macales
- Kolot Etzion: A women’s chorus under the direction of Gayle Berman. Women from the Gush, Beitar, Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh. Meets Monday nights and sings variety of songs in 3-4 parts.
- Nashira Women’s Choirs (Passaic & Teaneck NJ), Dir. Batya Harris.
- Ottawa Women’s Choir. Under Gale Davidson.
- Shira Girls Choir, Baltimore. FOR GIRLS
- London Girl’s Choir, London. FOR GIRLS