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Jewish prayer and worship rests on a foundation of music. As far back as the Temple in Jerusalem, the priests wove musical accompaniment into the ritual life of Judaism. That tradition continues today at The Temple, under the guidance of Cantor Tracey Scher.

In ancient times, literacy was not common, and the Jewish people used music to aid in the memorization of essential prayers. Anyone who grew up humming the tunes in services or singing songs at religious school can tell you this memory aid remains effective in the modern era.

Over the past two centuries, the use of musical instruments has become an increasingly common facet of Jewish worship. Guitars are a frequent ingredient in more informal services, and The Temple makes regular use of our piano and organ at various worship times.

If you would like to learn more about Jewish music and the ways it is celebrated in The Temple community, please contact Cantor Tracey Scher. She can also discuss ways in which you can become more involved musically.

Tue, June 18 2024 12 Sivan 5784