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High Holy Day Music Participation

For Adults and Teens:

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.

Informational Meeting and Meet the Choir

 July 7,  7:00 p.m. on Zoom

In this meeting we will have a little fun, meet one another, and Cantor Gostein can answer any questions about how choir will run, information about expectations and solo auditions.


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.

  • July 28
  • Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Sept. 8, 15*, 22*, 29*

*Mandatory rehearsals for final sound balancing/tech notes

Solo auditions will occur on Sunday, July 10; Tuesday, July 12; and Thursday, July 14.
Please contact us if you are willing to coordinate folks bringing snacks for this round of 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 on the following dates:
•    Sunday, Aug. 28 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. (focused on RH)
•    Sunday, Sept. 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. (focused on YK)
•    Sunday, Sept. 18 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. (solidify trickiest pieces for RH and YK)
•    Sunday, Sept. 25 from 10:00 a.m.-noon (run-through for RH and YK)


Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are on Monday, Sept. 26 and Wednesday, Oct. 5. You will need to arrive by 8:00 a.m.

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!

Temple Beth Shalom is looking for interested volunteers (all ages) to join the Shofar Corps; no experience necessary. Our Shofar Corps members lead the congregation in sounding the Shofar calls at High Holy Day services. Interested? Please contact us to get added to the Shofar Corps email list.

Rehearsals will be held on two Sundays, Aug. 28, from 4:15-4:45 p.m., and Sept. 11, from 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Whether you're a veteran of the Shofar corps, or maybe a wanna-be first timer, please join in!

Learn more about the Shofar.

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


Mon, January 30 2023 8 Sh'vat 5783