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Music

Music is described as the language of the soul.

Music is an important part of the TBE experience.
It elevates our meaningful moments, enlivens our celebrations, and provides comfort in times of sorrow.

Upcoming Events

Feb 01

JamBABY Drop-In Music Class (In Person)

Wednesday, February 1 | 9:15 am - 10:00 am UTC+0
Feb 08

JamBABY Drop-In Music Class (In Person)

Wednesday, February 8 | 9:15 am - 10:00 am UTC+0
Feb 15

JamBABY Drop-In Music Class (In Person)

Wednesday, February 15 | 9:15 am - 10:00 am UTC+0
Feb 21

TBE Music Club: Secular Music Through A Jewish Lens (Online)

Tuesday, February 21 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Mar 28

TBE Music Club (Hybrid)

Tuesday, March 28 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0

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For generations, our Temple Beth Elohim community has championed the value of music and song. This album is a snapshot in time, honoring many of our favorite musical settings sung by our congregation today. Throughout these tracks you will hear the intergenerational voices of our community including our TBE Youth Choir, TBE T’filah Band, TBE Adult Choir and more. Each song connects to the theme of the “voice,” be it the voice of justice, togetherness, praise, song, truth, or kindness. I invite you to listen to each individual’s voice on this album, and in turn, find a place for your voice to join with ours and to make it yours.

B’shira (In song),

Cantor Shanna Zell

Musical Leadership

TBE is blessed with talented musicians who inspire us time and time again.

Our Cantor

Cantor Shanna Zell leads us in song, prayer, healing, and rejoicing. She finds joy and fulfillment in uplifting our community through music.


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Cantor Zell

Cantor Emerita Jodi Sufrin

Cantor Jodi Sufrin served as cantor at Temple Beth Elohim from her ordination in 1983 until she retired in 2020. As Cantor Emerita, she continues to be involved with the TBE community, leading classes and travel programs throughout the year.

Cantor Jodi Sufrin

Upcoming Events

Feb 01

JamBABY Drop-In Music Class (In Person)

Wednesday, February 1 | 9:15 am - 10:00 am UTC+0
Feb 08

JamBABY Drop-In Music Class (In Person)

Wednesday, February 8 | 9:15 am - 10:00 am UTC+0
Feb 15

JamBABY Drop-In Music Class (In Person)

Wednesday, February 15 | 9:15 am - 10:00 am UTC+0
Feb 21

TBE Music Club: Secular Music Through A Jewish Lens (Online)

Tuesday, February 21 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Mar 28

TBE Music Club (Hybrid)

Tuesday, March 28 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Apr 07

TGIS Service (Hybrid)

Friday, April 7 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-4
Apr 24

Drum Circle (In Person)

Monday, April 24 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
Apr 25

TBE Music Club (Online)

Tuesday, April 25 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0

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Cantor Shanna Zell

Musical Worship

Raise your voice in song and prayer as we welcome Shabbat.

Friday Evening Service

Join us on Zoom to welcome Shabbat in song and prayer. Uplifting music, inspiring liturgy, and a short teaching. Friday nights have become a central “meeting” place for our community as each week hundreds of congregants have joined us on Zoom. Invite your friends and family—all are welcome!

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Thank God It’s Shabbat

Once a month, join us for a celebratory hour-long TGIS service featuring upbeat music from our teen T’filah Band and teaching appropriate for all ages.

Upcoming events

Apr 07

TGIS Service (Hybrid)

Friday, April 7 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-4

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Heartstrings Service

Cantor Zell orchestrates a prayer experience enhanced by violin, mandolin, percussion, and your voices.

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Listen to TBE Music

Watch videos of TBE concerts and musical recordings from our clergy, adult choir, TBE Youth musical leaders, and more. From prayers to contemporary Jewish music, including songs written by members of our TBE musical community, you can experience our joyous music wherever you go!

Performance Groups

TBE vocalists and musicians of all ages enrich our services and provide uplifting music to the Greater Boston community.

Adult Choir

Open to anyone who likes to sing! Get to know members of our temple community while performing a rich tapestry of music from our vast Jewish choral tradition. Participate in several services and programs throughout the year, including High Holy Day services.

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Cantor Zell

Children’s Choir

Open to all students grades K-5. We aim to instill a love of singing and an appreciation of Jewish music, and to create a sense of community. Throughout the year, sing at Shabbat and holiday services. Perform a mitzvah singing for seniors in assisted living.

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Cantor Zell

Sharim Singers at Senior Living Centers

Join us once a month on Sundays to sing show tunes and popular music that resonate with senior living center residents in Metro West. Sharim singers are led by renowned music director Nick Page.

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Peter MarxSharim

Hospice Singers

Bring comfort through song to congregants who are going through serious illness.

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Liz Kopin

Havayah T’filah Band (Grades 8–12)

Come jam with us as we play Jewish music, mashup Jewish melodies with secular ones, and lead our community in Shabbat worship. Whether you play guitar, piano, sax, ukulele, drums, or sing, join us in making awesome music.

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Upcoming events

Feb 01

Havayah: T’filah Band (In Person)

Wednesday, February 1 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

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Cantor Zell

Classes & Programs

Learn about or make music with your TBE community.

TBElle Music Classes

Fellow congregants share their in-depth knowledge of and passion for music in our six-week TBElle program.

Upcoming events

Apr 18

TBElle: Jerusalem: A History (Online)

Tuesday, April 18 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am UTC+0

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Lynn Burke

Music Club

Music lovers unite to learn more about music we know, discover new music, and enjoy the community of friends with musical interests.

Upcoming events

Feb 21

TBE Music Club: Secular Music Through A Jewish Lens (Online)

Tuesday, February 21 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST

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Lynn Burke

Drum Circle

A drum circle is a centuries-old tradition. Noam Sender teaches accessible and captivating rhythms from around the world, enhanced with familiar chants and call and response melodies. Center yourself, relax, and have fun while building community and a beautiful, collective voice. No experience required. Drums supplied or bring your own.

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Apr 24

Drum Circle (In Person)

Monday, April 24 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0

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Lynn Burke

Havayah: Songleading Workshop/Music Madrichim

Students in grades 9-12 deepen their repertoire and skills as songleaders while working as a madrich/a in our youth education programs. With Cantor Zell, they plan and lead the early and late session K–5 opening assemblies and teach K–2 music while receiving professional development and support. Join a dedicated and enthusiastic team ready to make Jewish music with our students!

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A portion of our innovative programming is supported by The Kay Music Innovation Fund.

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