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High Holy Days Music Participation

For Adults and Teens (7th grade and older):

Singers and Instrumentalists Participate Throughout the High Holy Days

Musical participation by congregants adds so much to the spirit and beauty of our High Holy Days services. Adults and teens age 12 and older, please consider joining with your voice and/or other instruments for the High Holy Days this year.

Please save the dates below, all Thursdays, for High Holy Days Kol Hakavod Ensemble rehearsals.

Solo Auditions

July 6 and 9, possibly also July 13 (times TBD)


Each rehearsal should run from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (with a break for snacks an schmoozing in the middle), although there may be some times (especially towards the last rehearsals) when we need to run a little longer.

Rehearsal dates: July 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24; Sept 7,14 (final for Rosh Hashanah), 21 (final for Yom Kippur). All are Thursdays. Sometimes final rehearsals may run a little later and sometimes soloists stay after for a bit.

  • Selichot is Sept. 9 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Rosh Hashanah is Sept. 15-16
  • Yom Kippur is Sept. 24-25
Please contact us if you are willing to coordinate folks bringing snacks for rehearsals.

Ready to participate? Sign up here!

Just for Teens:

Early-Service Music Leadership for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Mornings

Sign up now to help lead music with other teens for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur early morning services for Temple Beth Shalom!

Sing and/or play your instrument. You can help lead one prayer or many, whatever is your comfort level.

We will have musical rehearsals at Temple Beth Shalom in the sanctuary.

Rehearsal dates: Sundays, Aug. 20, 27 and Sept 10, 17 in the sanctuary, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Service dates: Rosh Hashanah is on Sept 16, and Yom Kippur is on Sept 25 (morning --times TBD)

Teens, please contact us for more information about helping to lead music for the High Holy Days for Temple Beth Shalom using your voice and/or instrument.

Learn to Blow the Shofaror Practice Your Skills!

Learn to Blow the Shofar or Come Practice if You're a Pro!
Learn with Rabbi Denise Eger, our new ba'alat t'kiah, techniques for blowing the shofar and engage in Jewish study about shofar blowing! No experience necessary. Our Shofar Corps members lead the congregation in sounding the Shofar calls at High Holy Day services. See more details here, including rehearsal dates.

Learn more about the Shofar.

There are many great videos on YouTube. Here are a few to get started:


Fri, December 8 2023 25 Kislev 5784