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New Members Sought for Weekly Women’s Choir

Monday nights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. is the Jewish woman’s chance to express her musicality and soul. Led by veteran choir director Batya Harris, the P’niNote (meaning “pearls,” with a feminized and musicalized ending, poetic license taken) Women’s Choir is a weekly women’s night out where locals are reinvigorated with vocal warmups, beautiful songs and harmonies, socializing and inspiration.

Begun a decade ago, the weekly practices of the P’niNote Choir are “cheap therapy,” in the words of Risa Prince, music teacher and choir member. Diane Fogel, long-time Teaneck resident adds, “We love music, and choir gives us the opportunity to sing our hearts out.” It “leads us down paths of harmony that make our souls sing,” says veteran member Rita Rivka Lewy.

The choir periodically sings for select audiences. “It gives us the opportunity to reach out to others through our songs,” said Fogel. “Some of our favorite times have been performing at three different nursing homes, at Sisterhood events and at bridal Shabbatot Kallah.” Indeed, a number of the current members joined after hearing the P’niNote choir on such occasions. And the results? Fogel continues, “For us, music is magic. No matter how tired we are on a Monday evening, when we start to sing we come to life and leave the choir feeling energized and happy.”

While enrollment is on a continual basis, women are encouraged to start the year off right—in song! All are invited to join the weekly musical rendezvous that, says Rita Rivka, “is a true highlight in our lives.” To find out more, come hear the P’niNote choir this Shabbat, Sept. 5, 5:30 pm at a Women’s Shalosh Seudot held at the Rothwachs residence, 288 Schley Place, in Teaneck. Please contact Batya at 201-694-1654 or [email protected] for more information regarding the choir.

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