Kol HaEmek (Voice of the Valley) is a cross-denominational Jewish community chorale comprised of singers from throughout the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys. We sing a diverse and sophisticated repertoire of traditional and contemporary Jewish music that is exciting and fresh to singers and listeners alike. Our goals are to build community through Jewish music, provide joyful celebration of our heritage, and introduce new ways of understanding a variety of Jewish musical traditions.
Edeena Gordon and Rita Warshaw serve as co-managers of Kol HaEmek. They are guided by a Planning Committee of visionary Chorale Members.
Kol HaEmek’s director, Hazzan Judy Sofer, is a busy lady! In addition to her commitment to Kol HaEmek, Hazzan Sofer is Cantor at Temple Beth Shalom of Long Beach and Cultural Arts Program Director for the Jewish Federation of San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. After completing her cantorial studies in 1994, Judy was Cantor and Choral Director for Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center. An accomplished director of theatrical and choral groups, Hazzan Sofer was educated in both the United States and Israel.