Spiritual Practice | Music
Musicians at TBE
Our voices and prayer are elevated by the finest musicians in the Greater Boston area.
Noah Aronson joins us for High Holy Days and several Shabbat services throughout the year. His album Left Side of the Page was cutting edge in its weaving of English poetry and Hebrew prayer. Several of those compositions are well known both within in our community and throughout the Reform movement.
Dr. Victor Cayres
Dr. Cayres, an award-winning pianist, received his doctorate in piano performance from Boston University. He is our regular accompanist who joins us for Shabbatot, High Holidays, and special occasions throughout the year.
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 his website.
Leah Sherin, from Wilmette, Illinois, is a senior at 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!