Kol Hai means All Life.
Based in New York's mid-Hudson Valley (Lenapehoeking), Kol Hai operates as a spiritual community rooted in Jewish Renewal teachings and a reverence of Hebrew language and text. On a larger scale, Kol Hai creates music and educational offerings for a global community of people interested in Jewish music and spiritual practice. The binding thread of Kol Hai is its music, weaving new melodies with riveting harmonies. Kol Hai's events and offerings are directed by Rabbi Shir Yaakov Feit and are based on his artistic and spiritual leadership. Learn more about our values here.
Kol Hai also functions as a musical duo including Rabbi Shir Yaakov and Renee Finkelstein (aka Radharani) who brings harmonies and her own original melodies.
Kol Hai offers music recordings, events, holidays, life cycle rituals, spiritual practices, spiritual direction, and community outreach.
Kol Hai in the New Paltz Times
...you don’t have to be Jewish to love what [Kol Ḥai is] doing — nor, indeed to come to participate in the services and learn about the deep meanings of the ancient Hebrew mystical tradition and how group practice, facilitated by song, can foster what Feit calls “transformative spirituality.”
“Music is the core of what we’re offering,” in Feit’s words. “Chanting Hebrew helps us feel deeply connected. Melody can facilitate memory and mystery…”
Learn more about our Leadership team.
Kol Ḥai in the Chronogram: “What is Jewish Renewal?”
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