Come see us perform with First Church, Amherst!

Do you love to sing?

Come join us during OPEN REHEARSAL TUESDAYS in February.

Give us a try! Bring a friend and enjoy a musical night out.

We are currently preparing for two upcoming concerts.

All rehearsals are masked.

To visit or join or just to learn more, contact us at:

Hope to meet you soon!

We’re back!!!

Mak’hela returned to in-person performing in November after a 2.5 year pandemic hiatus. We participated in the JCC program “Remembering Stephen Sondheim,” opening the show with Comedy Tonight.

Our last virtual concert video, “Celebrating Jewish Music with Our Pioneer Valley Family and Friends”, can now be found on YouTube.

The video features music from Temple Beth El, Sinai Temple, Lander Grinspoon Academy, Congregation B’nai Israel, Temple Israel of Greenfield, Lubavitch Yeshiva Academy, and STEP Suzuki Strings.  Additionally, JCA Klezmer Workshop will perform klezmer dance music, and Mak’hela will sing a few songs in Yiddish and Hebrew. The event will be hosted by Anna Sobel’s puppets, who steal the show, and will be fun viewing for the entire family.  This concert is funded in part by a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Mak’hela, whose name means “chorus” in Hebrew, is a professionally led mixed voice chorus performing music from a variety of Jewish traditions, time periods and languages.   

Mak’hela has reached over 8900 individuals in its 17 years and holds multiple concerts throughout the year, always striving to reach new audiences in order to build interfaith understanding and “sacred bridges” through music. The group is led by Musical Director Elaine Broad Ginsberg.


Watch Mak’hela performing in the WGBY studio:

Reaching new audiences with our voices.

It’s never too late to join us!

Email and ask how to join.