We have rich musical programming here at Tiferet Bet Israel, and many ways in which you can participate in our musical life. Cantor Shammash directs the Adult Choir, which plays an active role in our High Holy Day services. Lisa Ashery, our family music educator, directs our Junior Choir, which rehearses weekly during Religious School and leads us monthly at our First Friday Family Service. They also regularly perform annually during Hanukkah and on Yom HaShoah. Friday nights regularly include guitar, and occasionally we have piano-accompanied Shabbat mornings, as well as other musical guests and scholars in residence. Our internally produced CD, Yedid Nefesh: Friday Night at Tiferet Bet Israel, highlights the unique flavor of our Kabbalat Shabbat service. Simchat Torah brings out our Klezmer All-Stars, an in-house band, and our Music in the Sanctuary concert series brings international performers to TBI.
click here for audio selections from our CD, Yedid Nefesh
Music in the Sanctuary 2019-20
Welcome to the 2019-2020 season of Music in the Sanctuary, a year of inspiring, uplifting music and tefilla that crosses genres and sings to all ages. Come for Shabbat, come for one of our concerts, come for free tango lessons—come as you are and allow your soul to be nourished through music and movement. There are many opportunities; please mark your calendar to be with us in community!
Shake Up Your Shabbat with Shabbat Sababa ...select Friday evenings at 7:30 PM
oCTOBER 18::DECEMBER 20::FEBRUARY 21::APRIL 24
A stirring, fun, ever-evolving Kabbalat Shabbat with Roger Mgrdichian, oud; Stan Slotter, flute; Marc Bernstein, bass guitar; and Joe Tayoun, percussion, along with Rabbi Eric Woodward and Cantor Elizabeth Shammash.
SHABBAT NAFSHI ... SELECT FRIDAY EVENINGS AT 7:30 PM
SEPTEMBER 20::oCTOber 25::APRIL 17::JUNE 5
An exploration of kavannah through melody with guests Cantor Leon Sher, noted composer and guitarist, and percussionist Gaston Bernstein, along with Rabbi Eric Woodward and Cantor Elizabeth Shammash.
SHABBAT WITH STRINGS ATTACHED WITH GUITARIST ALLEN KRANTZ ...SELECT FRIDAY EVENINGS AT 7:30 PM
NOVEMBER 8::JANUARY 10::MARCH 27::MAY 8
A relaxing and beautiful entry into Shabbat with the innovative and virtuosic Allen Krantz, classical guitarist and composer, along with Rabbi Eric Woodward and Cantor Elizabeth Shammash.
SHULHOUSE ROCK: FAMILY. FUN. FRIDAY. SELECT FRIDAY EVENINGS AT 7:30 PM
SEPTEMBER 13::NOVEMBER 1::DECEMBER 6::JANUARY 31::MARCH 20::APRIL 3::MAY 1
A family-oriented service (but not just for families), with guests including Jewish singer-songwriter Chana Rothman, percussionist Joe Tayoun and musician and Jewish educator Rory Michelle Sullivan, along with Rabbi Eric Woodward and Cantor Elizabeth Shammash.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE ONE-TIME SPECIAL MUSICAL EVENTS
WISTER QUARTET, OCTOBER 27 AT 4:0O PM
Join us for an afternoon of music commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with Nancy Bean, violin; Davyd Boothe, violin; Pamela Fay, viola; and Lloyd Smith, cello.
TEA & TANGO, NOVEMBER 17 FROM 4:OO - 5:30 PM
Please join us for Tea & Tango dance lessons. This free class is open to adults at any level of experience, with or without a partner.
TANGO UNDER THE JEWISH STARS, MAY 3 AT 4:00 PM
Cantor Ramon Tasat will join Cantor Elizabeth Shammash, backed by a traditional tango band, for Tango Under the Jewish Stars: From Buenos Aires to the Promised Land, a concert of sizzling Jewish tango songs.
Open your ears and deepen your heart -- We look forward to being with you for these varied prayer and musical experiences.