Like to sing? Singers of all ages are welcome to join our Youth Choir (for 3rd-6th graders), our Teen A Capella Choir, our Adult Choir, and Band. Cantor Friedman is excited for you to join!
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.
Come and let us help you find your Jewish voice! We meet every week, alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 7:30 p.m. Just come as you can, if you can’t make every rehearsal, we’d still love to have you. We sing every Second Friday night of each month and for special events. The choir is directed by our amazing Musical Director, David Lornson, and Cantor Friedman leads three of the rehearsals per month. Contact Cantor Susie Lewis Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
Shir Joy (Youth Choir)
This is a group for any child who likes to sing and is interested in exploring their voice through fun Jewish music! Shir means song in Hebrew. We meet every Sunday following the first session of Religious School from 10:45-11:15 a.m. No commitment required. Come as you can. We will be singing for select Shabbat services throughout the year, including Shabbat Chanukah and Shabbat Shirah. In addition, we will do mitzvah work by singing for people in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Contact Cantor Susie Lewis Friedman at email@example.com if you are interested in participating!
A Capella Teen Choir
If you are in Seventh Grade and above and love singing in harmony without instruments, come join our a capella choir! We learn to use our voices as percussion instruments, we sing in tight harmonies, and we sing an eclectic variety of all kinds of music. This choir is brand new, with the goal singing for special Shabbat services and for mitzvah events. Come join us from 1:00-1:30 p.m. every Sunday that Religious school is in session!
Jeremiah Bullfrogs Band
Come join the Temple Jeremiah band! We play the third Friday of every month for the H(OUR) musical Shabbat, with one rehearsal prior to the service. No experience necessary, but music reading skills necessary.
Finding Your Voice
“My door is ALWAYS open for singing. No matter what your ability, even if you have never sung before, I will help you to something you may have always wanted to do but hadn’t the courage to try—singing! One of the greatest things about being a cantor has been the times when I have had the honor of singing duets with members of my congregation and watching them light up the world as they find their voices. I would love to have you sing with me. No music reading skills or anything like that required.”
If you are interested in any of these groups, please be in touch with Cantor Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And please check out Cantor Friedman’s SoundCloud account. Enjoy!
Song Links: Chanukah
Chanukah Blessing for Night One
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.”