Rana is a unique Arab-Jewish women’s choir operating in Jaffa and comprised of 16 Muslim, Christian, and Jewish women. The choir was founded in 2008 by Mika Danny, who serves as its musical director and conductor, and by Idan Toledano, who serves as the artistic director.
Rana has performed successfully throughout Israel and the world. The choir aims to express the female voice, which is not heard enough in our region, to cultivate dialogue and create a cultural and human bridge. The choir’s repertoire includes folk songs and women’s songs in Hebrew, Arabic, and other cultures of the region.
Rana choir operates under the “Felicia Blumenthal Center for Music”, which focuses on discovering and providing opportunities and support for talented musicians and ensembles.
Members of the choir: Sihrab Jwedi Abu Lassan, Irit Aharoni, Miki Oren, Ella Greenbaum, Badria Hattab, Manal Khoury, Alia Hattab, Ricki Lavi, Orit Lelloushe, Rakefet Lapid, Georgina Spiliopoulos Shibli, Pauline Odeh, Fibi Tzadok, Dalya Keva, Lubna Rifi, Gal Meisels.
From Israeli accounts, tax-deductible donations (by Section 46 of Income Tax Ordinance) to the Rana Choir can be made via our fiscal sponsor, Felicja Blumental Music Center (NGO number 580327740)
By bank transfer
Account name: “Felicja Blumental Music Center Association, ” Bank Leumi le Israel (Bank #10)
Ahad Ha’am branch (#811)
Account number 52281081
Swift code: LUMIILITXXX
IBAN: IL13 010 811 00000 52281081
By check payable to “Felicja Blumental Music Center Association”, 26 Bialik st. Tel Aviv 6332432.
From American accounts, please download the following instruction sheet and form for tax-deductible donations through P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds, Inc.
From UK accounts, tax-deductible donations in Pound Sterling can be made through the New Israel Fund (Registered Charity Number No 1060081), Coutts & Company, 440 Strand, London.
Account Number: 04206061
The general Coutt’s Swift Code is: COUTGB22