About the Search - Havurah Shalom
Music has always been an essential, defining part of Havurah Shalom. It links us together in heart and in spirit. From our beginnings in 1978, we have drawn from the rich and diverse kaleidoscope of Jewish music and have sought to bring melodies to our services that open the heart and inspire meaningful prayer. We’ve managed to accomplish this through the creativity, generosity and many talents of our lay music leaders in our congregation.
Ours is a community that invites and encourages participation. If you’re interested, you can learn. If you have knowledge, you can share and teach. In this way, we grow together, building our pool of talent from within and connecting with one another.
Whether you want to just put your toe into the water or you’re ready to dive into the music pool, it’s easy to get involved.
Get in touch with Ilene Safyan, our Music Coordinator, for ideas as to how or where to start. Talk with your friends. Our religious school relies on the talents of our enthusiastic parent teachers to share music with our classes. Our Kabbalat Shabbat services on Friday night and our Shabbat morning services are co-led by both congregants and our rabbi. Holiday celebrations, community events, spiritual life - all are opportunities for us to become involved and share our music.
May the melodies contained on the web pages that follow enhance your family celebrations at home as well as help you feel more a part of our services at Havurah. We welcome your suggestions! Enjoy!