Like to sing? Singers of all ages are welcome to join our youth choir (for 3rd-6th graders) or our adult choir.
Shir Joy (Youth Choir)
Shir Joy ("shir" means "song" in Hebrew) rehearses Sundays when Religious School is in session from 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. and is open to all 3rd through 6th graders who like to sing. The Junior Choir sings at H(OUR) Shabbat Services once a month on the third Friday of the month and at many of the Jewish holidays, including High Holy Day worship. The group also sings at the Lieberman Geriatric Center in Skokie on selected Sunday afternoons throughout the year.
Other activities include, sleepovers, Shabbat Dinners, and more!
All voice parts are welcome - bass, tenor, alto and soprano. No musical background or Hebrew is required ... just YOU and the desire to meet new friends, make beautiful music and have fun. The choir is open to all adults who enjoy singing. It is a wonderful way to get involved at Temple Jeremiah.
Very little time commitment is necessary. The choir sings once a month at Shabbat Services, preceded by a one hour rehearsal on Wednesday evenings. We also sing at High Holy Day worship.
A Testimonial from an Adult Choir Member
God whispers through song. I'm sure of it. I can feel a divine presence. Psalm 126:1 - 2 says,
"We are dreamers. Our mouths are filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy."
One of the reasons I joined Temple Jeremiah's Adult Choir eight years ago was because I loved to sing,
especially in the car with Ella Fitzgerald coaxing me on from my old Toyota tape deck - a far fling from new or
classical Hebrew songs, but all I knew was I had a love for music, most any kind. I was welcomed by
choir members. I didn't have to audition. I didn't have to be able to read Hebrew. While I could read a musical score,
I found out my husband Lee, who never knew how to play an instrument or even knew the difference between
treble or bass clefs but had a passion for acting and song, fit in nicely.
For me, when I sing, I become a song. I feel close to who I am in spirit and soul. Along with these blessings,
I laugh, tease, play, work and make friends. Rabbi Karyn Kedar says, “There is a song as you ascend toward
that secret vision of who you are.”
If I asked each of my fellow choir members why they were interested in joining our group, each would have a different answer.
What will yours be when you join us? You are welcome to find out.