Koolulam led an international musical project advocating for the return of the hundreds of
abducted civilians currently being held in Gaza by Hamas. Our loved ones.
More than 100 locations around the world took part in this urgent call.

The song for this project was chosen by Tamar Forti, who lost her brother, Nir at the Nova peace party. As Madonna’s fan, she found comfort in this song’s lyrics and asked Koolulam leaders to use it to raise awareness for the hostage situation.

The special video was produced in collaboration with The Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv and the families of the abducted and missing forum to raise awareness for the hostage situation worldwide.

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Sharon Malin – Sharonmalin.malin@gmail.com

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The song – Madonna’s – ‘Like a Prayer’ (1989).
Original Lyrics and production by Maddona and Patrick Leonard
Musical arrangement & production – Nitzan Zifroni and Ben Yaffet

Video
Music video director & chief Editor: Yair Tamir
Video clip editors: Maor Keshet, Matan Ben Shimol Alisan Davidi and Roy Kreizman
Graphic design: Eyal Armor
After effects – Eran Moshketal
Technical support – Studio Omer Leshem

Camera Crew
Cinematography – Uria Sayag
Cinematography – Nir Maman
X-jib operators – Daniel and Yitzchak Hanit
Camera assistant – Yerahmiel Adler
Camera equipment – AG Production Solutions
Lighting additions equipment – Hakol BAKOL
Amplification additions equipment – Israel Raz
Rehearsal room – Rafsoda, Savta studio
Stills photographer – Tali Raz

Stage
Conductors: Roni Stav & Matan Ben Shimol
Children’s Choir: Neve Oz Bands and Petah Tikva Stage Sounds, under the direction of Samdar Horowitz

Lightning designer: Ziv Holtzman
Head of sound: Sela Wisblom
Choirs and congregations from Israel and the world

Koolulam credits
Founders – Michal Shahaf, Ben Yaffet and Or Teicher

Director, Koolulam Israel – Limor Abkasis
Chief Producer – Assaf Diamant
Artistic director – Yotam Kushnir
Line Producer – participating countries – Bella Fisher
Koolulam production team – Dafna Hillel, Guy Maor, Yara Konfino Gabai, Corail Maman, Hadar Levy
Translation – Ella Widislavsky
Social networks photography: Hillel Mish’an

Special thanks
To The Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv team: Haim Sela and Adi Polak
The staff of the kidnaped and missing forum – Nimrod Arlok, Tzahi Eliyahu, Gazit Kolton, Dorit Gvili, and Almog Israelov.
Amir Feingold.

Big Thanks to all of the musical conductors around the world who took part in this project and didn’t stay silent:
Galit Shear – London, England
Tamara Samuel – Sydney, Australia
Kenneth Birnbaum (SAR High School), Naomi Cohen & Adena Korn (Abraham Joshua Heschel School), Daniel Henkin (Ramaz Upper School) – New York City
Alasdair Ong – Hong Kong
Carey White – USA/New Jersey
Escuela Olami ort Mexico (teacher Donna Rotblatt) – Mexico city
Lisa Jacobson – Ashwood Victoria – Australia
Reesa Pawer – CanadaRichmond
Beny Zekhry – Brazil
Justin Kett/Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School – London, United Kingdom
Dor Magen Kiryat Tiv’on – Israel
Cantor David Rosen – Toronto, Canada
Jessica Alterman – Argentina
Oren Kaunfer – USA
Kayla Sawoski – Los Angeles, CA United States
Anthea Canes – Los Angeles
Corey Fooks – Australia, Melbourne
Kristian Summerer – USA/Doylestown
Clive Noble – Haifa, ISRAEL
Radim Raszka – Family Gospel Ostrava Czech Republic/Ostrava
Maria Haegele – Germany.Bochum
Laura Wolfson – Canada/Oakville
Buki Silber – USA/New York
Melissa Valverde – Costa Rica
Paula Baruch – Canada, Hamilton, Ontario
Buki Silber – USA/New York
Martín Nisnevich – Argentina – Buenos Aires
Tzameret Ben David – Silicon Valley, California
David Niego – Bruxelles
IVOR JOFFE – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Liyu Lu – Western Galilee. Israel
Alain Picard – Switzerland
Marcela Obermeister Shasha – Amsterdam The Netherlands
Adi Gafni – Portugal, Lisbon
Mindy Escobar – Leanse – El Paso, TX USA
Dela Huettner – Switzerland/zurich
Tamar Pinto – Washington DC
Leah Peer Denver Colorado, USA
Cantor Judy Adelman Gershon – Toronto Canada
Brian Scott Maui, HawaiiNaama Perel – Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Michael Ballak cameraman, Marcela Obermeister – Netherlands
Jack Leopold – Waterville, Maine
Jewish community of Uruguay URUGUAY
Jack Leopold – Waterville, Maine, USA
Liyu Lu – Chinese Community.China
Adi gafni – Lisbon Portugal
Jonathan Shapiro – Connecticut, USA
Nisa Felps – Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Marcela Obermeister Shasha – The Netherlands