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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 B'yachad Band, made up of both excellent congregational volunteers and professional musicians and led by Cantor Jen Keren, 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 Cantor Jen Keren. Shir Shalom rehearses on Wednesday evenings and enhances our Friday evening services on a regular basis. Congregants at all levels of singing ability are encouraged to join Shir Shalom.
    • Recent events include: 
      • Oct 28 - Rothman Scholar event
      • Dec 18 - Hannukah Homecoming community celebration
    • Upcoming events include:
      • March 5 - Temple Shalom Purim Palooza
      • March 28 - Project Manna concert in collaboration with Temple Emanuel
      • May 11 concert in collaboration with Kolenu, Boston's Jewish Community Chorus
  • The Music Committee, with support from the Temple Concert Fund, plans music programs and concerts, often in collaboration with other committees at the Temple. For information about the Music Committee, contact Co-Chairs Lillian Sober Ain or Michael Zimmer.
    • Recent events include: 
      • Dec 22 - Nefesh Mountain concert at the Center for Arts in Natick
    • Upcoming Events
      • Jan 26 - Hadar Boston Niggun Circle at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline 
      • March 28 - Project Manna concert in collaboration with Temple Emanuel

Virtual Choir Performances




Members of Shir Shalom performed at the Project Manna Concert on March 28, 2023.

Shabbat and Holiday Music and Prayer Recordings

Psalm 27 (Achat Sha'alti)
Nissim B'Chol Yom (birchat hashachar) - Shabbat/weekdays
Nissim B'chol Yom (birchat hashachar) - High Holy Days
Veahavta (from Shema) - faster
Veahavta (from Shema) (slower)
Amidah (Adonai Sefatai / avot ve-emahot)
Amidah (Gevurot)
Torah blessing(before)
Torah blessing (after)
Blessing before haftorah
Blessing after haftorah
Blessing after haftorah (Rosh Hashanah)
Blessing after haftorah (Yom Kippur)
Hatzi Kaddish
Shabbat blessing over the candles
Kiddush (full)
Kiddush (short)
Hannukah blessings
L'cha Dodi

Current Music Events

Check back for future events!

Fri, September 29 2023 14 Tishrei 5784