Yesterday the Kol HaOt team came together to launch a new full day program titled: "Ascending Through the Psalms". In the magical setting of Hutzot HaYotzer in Jerusalem, we were impressed by the scope of David’s international collection of Psalms, inspired by the work of Eliyahu Sidi on Ashrei, energized by a Psalm writing musical experience with Yehudah Katz, delighted by the biblical foods of Moshe Basson, immersed in an amazing hands-on project on literary and visual parallelism in Psalms and amazed by the depths of Psalm 8 with Shula Laderman. Indeed, it was a day that wove together the visual, performing, and culinary arts.
On Thursday evening, February 4, Kol HaOt , hosted a magical showcase event at Jerusalem’s Mishkenot Shaananim. Over forty representatives of various Jewish organizations and foundations, tour operators, and friends of Kol HaOt ventured out on a wintry Jerusalem evening to experience the programming and activities. As guests arrived, they located their unique name tags and were then feted to a spectrum of Kol HaOt works of art on display, giving participants a sense of the genre of “teachable art” that is at the essence of Kol HaOt.
During the course of the evening, the audience was exposed to two of Kol HaOt's Illuminating Educational Experiences. Actively involved, the participants experienced firsthand the way Kol HaOt engages and teaches through artistic media.
The evening’s journey continued by describing each of the ten projects that we hope will be accomplished through this compelling new venture. The group was then solicited to help in a variety of ways: engaging KHO for programming for groups, families and smahot, networking: connecting KHO with the right people that will grow this vision, and funding: actively looking for funders and investors that resonate with the KHO vision.
The evening was a resounding success on many different levels. Kol HaOt is poised to make its mark on a Jewish world thirsting for its creative and animated programming.