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Music at Temple Shalom

Music is an integral part of our congregational life here at Temple Shalom. Music brings us together in worship, in celebration, in times of grief and mourning and in times of hope and healing. Music is a wonderful expression of our Jewish culture. We embrace both Jewish tradition and innovation–transporting, elevating and inspiring us beyond the power of words alone.

We are blessed to have so many talented musicians and music professionals among the congregation at Temple Shalom.

  • Our Shabbat Halleilu Band, made up of both excellent congregational volunteers and professional musicians, uplifts our spirits at monthly Friday evening services and other joyous occasions throughout the year.
  • Shir Shalom, our Adult Choir, is an ensemble of volunteer musicians from our congregation, led by Music Director, David Carrier. 

Temple Shalom’s Music Committee works with Cantor Shafritz to enhance the role of music in our worship and congregational life. With support from the Temple Concert Fund, the Music Committee plans music programs and concerts, often in collaboration with other committees at the Temple.

For more information, contact Music Committee Chair Lillian Sober Ain.

Rabbi Laura Abrasley, Rabbi Allison Berry, Cantor Shafritz and the Music Committee invite you to participate in Temple Shalom’s rich musical tradition, whether by singing, chanting, clapping your hands or through active listening.

                Past events

Matt Savage Groove Experiment goes live
May 5, 2019

Matt Savage, who leads our Shabbat Halleilu band, played with his sextet in this special concert celebrating the release of his jazz fusion CD, Splash Variations.

Spike Kraus sings out for Temple Shalom 
June 2, 2018
Singer/songwriter/song leader Jacob "Spike" Kraus of New York returnsed to the Boston area from New York for this special night of music in a coffeehouse setting.

Shir Shalom sings at Project Manna concert
     March 20, 2018 at Temple Emanuel
Temple Shalom's Shir Shalom choir sang at the 29th annual Project Manna concert in a joyous celebration of gospel and Jewish music benefiting the Boston Food Pantry.

Rabbi Jeff Summit speaks on Jews of Uganda, coffee
     Feb. 11, 2018
Grammy nominee Rabbi Jeff Summit offered an engaging and lively talk on the Jews of Abayudaya, Uganda and the relationships they forged with their Muslim and Christian neighbors to expand a coffee business. Summit was nominated for the Best World Music Album for Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish People of Uganda.

Sat, January 25 2020 28 Tevet 5780