Music is an important part of life at Temple Israel. Drawing from a broad repertoire from traditional melodies long sung in the Reform movement to contemporary settings of prayers, we invite worshippers to fill the sanctuary with your voices.
Temple members who sing in the adult and junior choirs add spirit and beauty to the tapestry of music. Whether it is during High Holiday services, Shabbat, or special holiday celebrations, the choirs inspire the congregation to join them in creating a beautiful sound. A variety of instrumental accompaniment joyfully supports the music of the congregation including piano and guitar. Temple Israel enjoys band accompaniment once a month adding clarinet, percussion, bass, and violin along with piano and guitar.
Currently, Temple Israel is in the midst of an interim cantorial year as the congregation prepares to hire a new Jewish music professional. This interim year has offered the congregation an opportunity to reflect on the expression of music in worship at Temple Israel. The congregation is blessed to enjoy a diverse group of cantors, cantorial soloists, song leaders, and contemporary Jewish musicians. In addition to leading worship, these professionals enrich the music culture at Temple Israel through concerts and participating in the wonderful tradition of the Marcia Jankowsky Memorial Cantorial Concert.
We hope that you will join us at Temple Israel and add your voice to our song.