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The Project
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A Social-Musical Initiative

Koolulam is a social-musical initiative aimed at strengthening the fabric of society.

The project centers around musical performances created by convening large groups of individuals to form a uniquely collaborative musical creation. Koolulam brings together people from all walks of life to do one thing: stop everything for a few hours and just sing – together.

At Koolulam, the audience is the artist!

Every participant enters as a unique individual and leaves feeling part of a larger whole.

For every Koolulam event, our teem of talented musicians develops a fresh and innovative three-part vocal arrangement of a well-known song.

Every Koolulam event is unique in its message, style, venue, number of participants, and, of course, the participants – you!

So when are YOU joining a Koolulam event?
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Or Taicher

Cinematic and Artistic Director

33, Co-founder, artistic and creative director of Koolulam. Or is the originator and author of the idea for Koolulam, an artist, social entrepreneur and screenwriter, a film and stage director and a graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film School. In 2002, at the aged of 17, Or led effort to organize the disabled community in Israel. In 2003, he was named “Volunteer of the Year” by B’nai B’rith International. Later, he held pivotal roles in social projects such as “Zikaron Basalon” (Memory in the Living Room) and “Krembo Wings”. Or has directed a number of television shows, several short films as well as advertisements for leading television campaigns. In 2018, his comedic network series “Not Everything is Pink” gained national success.

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Ben Yaffet

Conductor and Musical Director

28, Co-founder, principal conductor, musical director and content creator for Koolulam. Ben is a native of Tel Aviv’s “HaTikva” neighborhood who grew up in a world of music. He began playing the piano at an early age and at the age of 19, he received a full scholarship to The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. At 20, he founded “VocaTikva” – a social a capella group.

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Michal Shahaf

CEO

34, Co-founder and CEO of Koolulam. Michal is in charge of the project’s overall activity including strategy, PR, media, community management, and communications. Michal is a digital expert and entrepreneur. In 2012, she founded her own digital agency, on-it. Later, she established various online advertising and crowdfunding projects overseas. Michal has given hundreds of lectures in media colleges throughout Israel. At the close of 2016, Michal joined Or Taicher to provide her digital and entrepreneurial expertise in constructing a social-musical project she later named ‘Koolulam’.

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The Crew

The people behind Koolulam are undoubtedly one of the main reasons for its success. The Koolulam crew is comprised of an elite team of professionals, with a passion for making every event the most joyous and meaningful experience for each and every participant. It is a privilege to be a team that never compromises on the quality of their work nor their human kindness.

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Lilach Krakauer

Conductor

Conductor and Vocal Arranger in Koolulam. Lilach has been a part of the project as conductor since day one. Choir director of two Jerusalem-based choirs. Lilach is a graduate of The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

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Yaron Eigenstein

Chief Music Producer

Chief Music Producer, arranger, composer, and founding team member of Koolulam. A graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Yaron has collaborated as an arranger, orchestrator and pianist with some of Israel’s finest orchestras, choirs and popular artists. In 2015, he orchestrated the award winning musical Goldy’s Bra, a project which also ,asked his first collaboration with conductor and later Co-Founder of Koolulam, Ben Yaffet.

Yaron sees himself as a musical storyteller, and deeply believes in music’s ability to move and inspire. In his free time, he likes to sit on his balcony and play traditional Irish music on his accordion. Nobody knows why (not even him).

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Yael Bechor

Producer

Producer. Yael has over 20 years of experience managing artists and stage production in Israel and abroad.

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Einav Morgenstern

Digital and Development Manager

A Lawyer and a Social Worker with a passion for innovation and social justice. Einav earned her Master of Laws from the University of Toronto and joined Koolulam after witnessing how music can break down social barriers.

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Lee Goldberg

Producer

After years in the event production field, Lee joined Koolulam bringing her talent and industriousness. We now joke, that many at Koolulam ask her when to breathe.

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Noa Shaham

Cinematographer and Cinematic Producer

Noa is a director, photograher, screenwriter and a graduate of the Jerusalem Film School. Having joined Koolulam in 2018, today Noa acts as camera director at Koolulam events and heads our cinema department. Her abilities to come up with dramatic new ways to touch the hearts of Koolulam’s participants and viewers is a tremendous asset. Her dream is to produce a Koolulam event with Beyonce.

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Yahav Erez

Community Manager

A content writer with an avid passion for singing in harmony. Yahav earned her B.A. in Media Communication from Sapir Academic College and is currently a Masters student in the Science, Technology and Society program at Bar Ilan University.

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Sela Waisblum

Head of Sound Department & FOH

Head of Sound Department and Front of House. In charge of making sure the sound quality at every Koolulam event is amazing, regardless of venue and weather conditions.

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Barak Yehezkeli

Recording Engineer

With over 20 years of experience in the field of sound, in both studios and live performances setting, Barak is regarded as one of the top sound recording engineers in Israel. Barak was among the founders of “Pluto” studio sound school and has worked with many artists over the years, including Steven Wilson, Alan Parsons, The Groovatron, Asaf Amdursky, Dudu Tasa, Avishai Cohen, Rami Fortis, Rami Kleistein, The Dorbanim, Guy and Yahel, Marina Maximilian and other.

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Past events
Aug 22, 2018 | Important Place | ״One Love״
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Dec 11 18
Eshkol Regional Council
״Me'alai Dmama״

Koolulam and Eshkol Regional Council invited 3,500 people to sing together, in three-part vocal harmony,...

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Oct 24 18
Johannesburg, ZA
״I lived״

Koolulam partnered with King David Schools, Johannesburg, South Africa, and gathered 3,500 South Africans to...

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Jun 14 18
Jerusalem
״One Love״

In honor of the historic visit to Israel by Indonesia’s religious leader Sheikh Haji Yahya...

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Apr 20 18
Jezreel Valley
״Mahapecha Shel Simcha״

2,000 people met in the Jezreel Valley for a post-independence celebration

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Apr 09 18
Tel Aviv
״Al Kol Eleh״

In honor of Israel's 70th Day of Independence, we gathered 12,000 strong, to sound our...

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Mar 21 18
Jerusalem
״Hai״

600 Holocaust survivors and their families gathered at Beit Avi-Chai in Jerusalem, to celebrate life.

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Mar 13 18
Rishon Lezion, Jerusalem, Dimona, Ashkelon, Kiryat Motzkin.
״BaGilgul Ha'ze״

100% !Koolulam participated in Good Deeds Day, and held 5 events simultaneously, with 7,500 people,...

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Feb 26 18
Tel Aviv
״Titanium״

In honor of International Women's Day, Koolulam invited 2,000 women who have never met before,...

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Feb 14 18
Haifa
״One Day״

3000 people, three languages and one Haifa - all singing Koolulam.

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Jan 01 18
Tel Aviv
״Mehuzakim LaOlam״

As part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa's Social Involvement Week, Koolulam invited 2,000 people from all across...

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Oct 12 17
Tel Aviv
״Believer״

600 people who had never met before came together to record a song for the...

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Sep 07 17
Jerusalem
״Lashir Itach״

This song was performed and recorded at Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem.

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Apr 15 17
Tel Aviv
״Or Gadol״

This song was performed and recorded in Tel Aviv and was Koolulam's first ever public...

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Aug 22, 2018
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Important Place
״One Love״

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What do you get when you put 540 total strangers...
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Israeli mob belts out hit song ‘Believer’. Social music venture...
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3,000 Jews and Muslims Sign Up to Learn a Song...
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2,000 Israeli women sing Sia’s ‘Titanium’ for Women’s Day
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Mass singing initiative works to change fractured Israeli society’s tune
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What a beautiful musical message from holocaust survivors and their...
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"Hundreds of Holocaust survivors gather to sing ode to life...
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One president, 40 musicians and 12,000 singers.
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"קולולם ה-70": 12 אלף איש, נשיא המדינה ושלומי שבת שוברים...
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Only in Israel could there be an organization like Koolulam,...
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לראשונה במזרחית: במסגרת המיזם 'קולולם' 2,000 איש מכל המגזרים, נפגשנו...
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Koolulam “Ce qui compte: avoir un projet commun”
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When a rabbi, sheikh and priest meet, it may seem...
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רב, אימאם וכומר שרים את ONE LOVE של בוב מארלי...
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Jews, Muslims and Christians, young and old, most of them...
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The hundreds who took part in the Koolulam musical event...
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Thousands of participants and graduates of MASA program arrive this...
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אלפי אנשים הגיעו לשיר עם הדרום: "להדליק את האור על...
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يوم الاذاعة الدولي: الحوار التسامح السلام
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The Hebrew, English and Arabic version of 'One Day' by...
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Singing in Jerusalem, Harmonizing in Washington
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A gorgeous Koolulam T-Shirt

Wear it as your favorite PJ, or come with it to our events!
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Koolulam Coffee Mug

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A gorgeous Koolulam T-Shirt

Wear it as your favorite PJ, or come with it to our events!
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Price: 10$ Order Now
Back Price: 10$
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Koolulam Coffee Mug

Start your breakfast with a cup of coffee and a song
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Price: 5$ Order Now
Back Price: 5$
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Total: 35$ Add to Cart Order Now

A gorgeous Koolulam T-Shirt

Wear it as your favorite PJ, or come with it to our events!
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Price: 10$ Order Now
Back Price: 10$
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Total: 70$ Add to Cart Order Now

Koolulam Coffee Mug

Start your breakfast with a cup of coffee and a song
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coffeecup front
coffeecup back
Price: 5$ Order Now
Back Price: 5$
coffeecup front
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Total: 35$ Add to Cart Order Now

A gorgeous Koolulam T-Shirt

Wear it as your favorite PJ, or come with it to our events!
t-shirt front
t-shirt back
t-shirt front
t-shirt back
Price: 10$ Order Now
Back Price: 10$
t-shirt front
t-shirt back
Total: 70$ Add to Cart Order Now

Koolulam Coffee Mug

Start your breakfast with a cup of coffee and a song
coffeecup front
coffeecup back
coffeecup front
coffeecup back
Price: 5$ Order Now
Back Price: 5$
coffeecup front
coffeecup back
Total: 35$ Add to Cart Order Now
KoolSchool
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Back koolSchool

Koolulam is first and foremost a social initiative – meant to make the world a little bit better. For this reason, we find it only natural to bring Koolulam to the heart of the next generation – our children.

Koolulam is in the process if developing a unique and rich educational program – to be implemented in schools.

In 2018 alone, Koolulam has been approached by more than 500 different educational institutions, all requesting to hold Koolulam events. It is evidently clear to educators, as well as to us, that Koolulam events hold tremendous educational value.

For this reason, we have set in motion the establishment of a new and central project in Koolulam – KoolSchool. KoolSchool will allow children and teens to experience the empowering process of a Koolulam event – not only in participation but also in production.

Koolulam will arrive at schools to take students through an immersive process – teaching them how to produce their very own Koolulam event from A to Z. We are HIGHLY excited about this.

Want to have KoolSchool at your own school?! Get in touch!

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