T emple Israel’s cantorial soloist, Lindy Passer, offers music opportunities for the whole family. Music is taught beginning at the preschool age. You do not need to read music or have a great voice to join either Kolot (adult choir), Shirat Noar (youth choir) or the Junior Choir, or the cast of Purim (annual event). Just a love for music and community is all that is required.
Kolot: Volunteer Adult Choir
Adults from college age through 84 years old participated in a choir that feels like a chavurah (community). Rehearsals are held weekly, with a hiatus in the summer. The choir sings at Shabbat services monthly, and participates in special holiday celebrations, the High Holy Day services, and Purim. There are no auditions for this choir.
Shirat Noar (Youth Choir)
Children in sixth grade and up are eligible to participate in this wonderful choir. Music is taught Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:00 am and the choir sings at B’nai Mitzvah services, holiday celebrations, special Shabbat services, Purim and annually performs at retirement homes as a mitzvah project. Children are not required to be at every event. There are no auditions for this choir.
Children in grades 2-5 learn music during religious school on Sunday mornings. They sing at Family Services which are held monthly during the school year, and perform in Purim and other holiday celebrations.
Temple Israel Purim Shpiel
This musical show is a cast of 100 from ages 8-84. You do not need to sing or dance well, but be willing to enjoy the comraderie of a wonderful cast and band, and feel comfortable acting silly on stage. It’s an excellent opportunity to become involved in Temple, meet people and have a great time. Participation does mean learning some songs and choreography, and minimal rehearsal time is required.
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Last edit: Sept 12, 2011