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Save the Date for Tzfat and Jerusalem Shows!

The Widow's Kaddish and The Hasty Chuppah Two Mystical One-Act Musicals Tzfat: Sunday August 10, 2014 4:00pm & 8:00pm Jerusalem: Sunday August 17, 2014 4:00pm & 8:00pm Theatre locations … [...]

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Summer 2014 ISRAEL Program Info

July 13 thru August 18 4 weeks at our beautiful campus in TZEFAT + 1 week touring Israel! For girls age 12 to 18 CLICK HERE for calendar, paperwork, packing list and more … [...]

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Operation: Candlelight — Coffee with Robin 11/3/13

Episode 3, with special guest Rivka Siegel Krinsky! Also, the premiere of "What I Believe" - a new music video, and a few words from Rebbe … [...]

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Operation: Candlelight — Coffee with Robin 10/27/13

With guests award-winning cinematographer Daron Keet and his daughter, Kol Neshama actress Ahava Keet! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3K9MuDcpQc&feature=share … [...]

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Operation: Candlelight — Coffee with Robin 10/20/13

If you missed our livestream broadcast on Sunday, October 20th of "Coffee with Robin," watch the show here! Special guests Actresses Raize Marquis and Chaya Solika … [...]

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Summer 2013 Photo Gallery

Photos added 8/6, 7/26, 7/24, 7/21, 7/14, 7/11, 7/10, 7/4, 6/28... … [...]

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The Jewish Home: Rocking the Stage: How Jewish Women are Reimagining Hollywood

by Rachel Wizenfeld

‘Tis the season – for religious women’s performing arts, that is. From musicals to movies, LA’s Hollywood culture has spilled into the observant Jewish world, inspiring several local women to create exceptional opportunities for frum women and girls to practice and showcase their talentsin a rigorous, yet modest and uplifting environment.

Coming up right before Chanukah is a production of The Drowsy Chaperone, a Broadway musical being put on by the Jewish Woman’s Reparatory Company (JWRC). Organized and led [...]

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Radio Interview: Robin Garbose on “Something to Talk About with Randi Wartelsky”

My kids woke up with me at 6 this morning to listen to the radio talk show I was a guest on (it aired 9 EST)… awww! But if you happened to miss it, you can listen here! It’s a pretty engaging discussion!

http://www.nachumsegal.com/jm-in-the-am/something-to-talk-about-with-randi-wartelsky/

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Yeshiva Atlanta Palette: Yeshiva’s Rising Star

by Shani Weinmann

Interview with Carmelle Danneman about the movie she starred in, Operation: Candlelight.

How did you come to be in the movie? Was it through an arts program?
I have actually known Robin Garbose, orthodox filmmaker and director of Operation: Candlelight, for a few years now. I first met her while viewing A light for Greytowers at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. She told me I should come to her summer program, Kol Neshama, which is a Los Angeles based drama [...]

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YU Observer Film Talk: Operation Candlelight

by Carmelle Danneman

The crew is setting up for the first exterior shot of the school building. The techno-crane is completely extended, and the gaffer is adjusting the lighting. The producer, Leah Gottfried, a senior at Stern, is making sure everything is going according to schedule. Orthodox cinematographer Daron Keet is framing the first shot. I’ve been waiting for the chance to use my G-d given talents without compromising my faith, and it is finally here.

This past summer, I had the [...]

About Kol Neshama

Founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Robin Saex Garbose, Kol Neshama is a Los Angeles-based non-profit 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to providing professional artistic training and performance opportunities for girls and women in a Torah-observant setting and to developing an emerging artistic voice through the creation of distinctly Jewish film and stage productions. Our observant Jewish community is teeming with talent yearning to be expressed, yet opportunities for serious artistic exploration are few. Through Kol Neshama’s thirteen years of summer-camp intensives and school year programs, over 400 girls from as far away as Israel, South Africa, Argentina and Germany have experienced the joy and benefit of creative expression while developing their gifts with a Torah perspective. To date, Kol Neshama has produced ten original plays, five musical DVDs, two CDs and two ground-breaking, internationally acclaimed “for women only” feature movie musicals, A Light for Greytowers and The Heart that Sings.