Music at Temple Israel enhances our spiritual and communal life.
We welcome music lovers from both within and outside the temple family. We value sacred and secular musical enrichment through musical Shabbatot, holidays, concerts, open mics, and other wonderful events.
Temple Israel’s Music Committee emerged in 2011 out of an inescapable realization: We recognized an unusually widespread love of music within the congregation combined with an unusually large number of musically accomplished and talented congregants. Today, there are eighteen music committee members including professional musicians, serious amateurs, and other enthusiastic congregants. The committee has evolved into a warm and welcoming chavurah.
We are enthusiastic about sharing fine musical experiences, both spiritual and secular, with our members and people from the wider community. Tamara Reps Freeman, DMA, directs the choir and arranges all the music for the bima band instruments: violin, flute, guitar, piano, clarinets, bassoon, piano, Israeli drum, and drum set.
Musical life at Temple Israel draws its strength from its membership. All are welcome to be part of this extraordinary program and to feel the warmth of the committee and performance groups.