Over a decade ago, a young jazz student from the Berklee School of Music found work at Temple Beth Elohim as a part-time music teacher. And thus began a wonderful relationship between Noah Aronson and our community. Noah, the son of Cantor Ted Aronson, grew exponentially as a composer, teacher and Shaliach Tzibur (prayer leader) during his tenure at Temple Beth Elohim. He has since moved to New York but maintains a close connection to our community, joining us for High Holy Days and several services throughout the year. He and Cantor Jodi Sufrin are currently working on another CD.
Noah is a highly respected musician and composer of contemporary Jewish music. His most recent CD, entitled Left Side of the Page, weaves together the Hebrew prayers and the creative prose and poetry of our Mishkan Tefillah prayerbook. These compositions have received great critical attention in the Jewish world. We are pleased that Noah continues to be a member of our TBE family and are proud that many of his compositions have become our standard liturgical melodies.
Sunday, September 23 at 7:00 pm
Join us in welcoming guest musician, Elana Arian who will share her warmth and joy of Jewish music in celebration of Sukkot, our harvest holiday. Elana inspires communities across the country with her soulful music, and has collaborated with some of the leading voices in contemporary Jewish music, including our very own Noah Aronson.
In addition to her work as a guest artist in residence for congregations and communities across the United States, Elana has been in residence in the Friday worship ensemble at Central Synagogue (NYC) for the past 11 years.
We look forward to integrating her sounds into our worship as we prepare for her visit!
Ben Hoadley is a TBE member and multi-instrumentalist who has worked in a variety of musical settings over his years within the community. He co-leads our TBE Children's Choir and T'filah Band, and plays in ensembles for special events and holidays. Ben grew up in Berkshire County, MA and attended URJ Eisner Camp as both a camper and counselor/songleader and eventually became the Music Director for two summers. Outside of TBE Ben has performed with many notable contemporary Jewish Musicians, as well as secular regional rock bands. Ben is currently a math and academic support teacher at Newton North High School, and lives in Norwood with his wife Emily and daughter Shira.
Hailing from the North Shore of Chicago, Sam Powers focused his formative years in playing and teaching Jewish music. Sam has worked as a songleader in a number communities and camps around North America. For the past five years, Sam has studied Bluegrass and Jazz traditions on the mandolin and is now pursuing his education in music at the Berklee College of Music.
Noam is a musician and a spiritual teacher specializing in hand percussion, ancient wind instruments, and in using his voice as a soulful vehicle to inspire joy and peace. He grew up in Israel where he learned the treasures of sacred Jewish music and Hasidic niggunim around the Shabbat table. Noam studied at Berklee College of Music and the New England School of Acupuncture. He has been a spiritual seeker, a meditation practitioner, and a student of mystical traditions for over forty years. Noam plays music with a variety of ensembles and leads contemplative services and drum circles in Boston area synagogues. For more information please visit www.noam-sender.squarespace.com.
Leah Sherin, from Wilmette, Illinois, is a senior Brandeis University studying Sociology and Jewish Studies. Leah grew up at URJ OSRUI and continues to spend her summers there as a songleader and most recently as Unit Head of the arts unit. Last spring, Leah studied abroad at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem while a fellow on the Nachshon Project. Leah loves Jewish music, songleading, and leading services at camp and at Brandeis, and she is looking forward to joining the Temple Beth Elohim community this year!