One of the most direct ways of praying and meditating is through singing, and singing in community is exceptionally powerful. You get people together in a room singing and you instantly knock down all the walls, the creeds, the gender, age and race differences, everything. You're all one at that point, lifting your voices. -Bobby McFerrin
There are quite a few scientific studies that try to unveil the mystery and explain the power that music has to touch our souls. As the great Bobby McFerrin understands, for those who love to sing, we know instinctively that there is nothing quite as spiritually uplifting as being one voice among many. The joy of singing with others and feeling the overtone vibrations generated by surrounding harmonies can be tremendous. It is true that the sum total of the many is greater than the individual parts.
TBE Adult Volunteer Choir
Our Adult Volunteer Choir is open to anyone who likes to sing. The group offers an opportunity to get to know members of our temple community who come together for the pleasure of learning and performing a rich tapestry of music from our vast Jewish choral tradition. Our Adult Choir participates in several services and programs throughout the year, including High Holy Day services. Rehearsal and performance dates and times will be posted in the bulletin and website. For more information on joining the TBE Adult Choir, contact Cantor Jodi Sufrin.
Havayah Vocal Group (Grades 8-12)
Bring your love of singing to our new Havayah Vocal Group! Come sing Jewish music, mashup Jewish melodies with secular ones, learn to sing a capella, beatbox and more! This group will perform at Havayah events and TBE community programs, Shabbat worship experiences, and more! The first members of this group will get to help name and create this group, so bring lots of ideas and passion!
Faculty: Cantor Shanna Zell and Ben Hoadley
Meets: Sundays, 1:30-2:30p
Dates: 10/22/17, 11/5/17, 12/3/17, 12/17/17, 1/21/18, 2/4/18, 3/4/2018, 3/18/18, 4/8/2018, 5/6/18
TBE Children's Choir
This choir is comprised of students in Kindergarten through 5th grade, open to any who fall within that age range. It is our hope to instill a love of singing, an appreciation of Jewish music, and create a sense of community within our broader community. Throughout the year, there are opportunities to sing at Shabbat and holiday services. Our choir will also perform a mitzvah that brings great joy, singing for seniors in an Assisted Living Home.
Meets: Sundays, 10:45-11:15 am