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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 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.

Both the Shabbat Halleilu Band and Shir Shalom are under the direction of Cantor Leah Shafritz.

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 information about the Music Committee, contact Chair Lillian Sober Ain.

Cantor Shafritz, Rabbi Laura Abrasley, Rabbi Allison Berry, 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.

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
Shema
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
Aleinu
Shabbat blessing over the candles
Kiddush (full)
Kiddush (short)
Hamotzi
Shecheheyanu
Hannukah blessings
Mon, November 30 2020 14 Kislev 5781