Ansche Chesed is a socially progressive and intellectually vibrant Conservative synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. An active, engaged center of Jewish life, the Ansche Chesed community is made up of people both passionate about Torah and tradition and dedicated to building the world through deeds of kindness. Diversity enriches us and we welcome everyone, young and old, individuals and families, traditionalists and seekers, LGBTQ and straight, those married to Jews and the intermarried.
The Shirei Chesed Community Chorus is one of Ansche Chesed’s signature programs. Led by Ansche Chesed’s music director, Hazzan Natasha Hirschhorn, Shirei Chesed explores diverse Jewish music from around the globe, from liturgical works to Israeli songs, from Hasidic niggunim to new compositions, sharing what it has mastered in performances that range from informal sing-alongs to appearances at the North American Jewish Choral Festival.