In addition to all the musical files in this section, we wanted to let you know about some of the ways that music plays a role in the life of TI during the year.
TEMPLE ISRAEL OF NATICK SINGERS
Temple Israel has had a proud choral tradition for decades. The group was re-founded as the Temple Israel of Natick Singers in 2012 by Stanley Hoffman, and is currently directed by Alan Nelson. The group of 20-or-so singers sing largely four-part choral pieces in Hebrew, English, and Yiddish, among other languages. The group has sung at late Friday night services, holiday programs, and events in the community. We currently rehearse on Sunday evenings. As Alan says: "this is the BEST home-grown group I've ever heard....and I feel lucky and honored to be a part of it. THAT BEING SAID......we are ALWAYS looking for new singers. The more the merrier. If you can carry a tune, play well with others, and would like to experience the unique feeling that comes from singing great music in beautiful harmonies....AND.....have a fun time doing it....come join us. We laugh as much as we sing....and...the therapeutic value of that combination cannot be beat!! While choral experience and reading music are pluses....neither is essential as we provide many tools to help you learn your parts." Contact Alan with any questions or interest!
Here is a video of the choir singing in December 2015
Cafe Achshav has been an annual musical fundraiser event for the past several years. Chaired by Lisa Avery-Peck and Marlene Dodyk, the event has featured wonderful music, delicious food, and a transformation of our social hall into a world music coffee house!
Save the date: Café Achshav—A Jewish World Music Café, on Sunday evening, April 30, from 7:15-9:15 p.m. at Temple Israel of Natick. This year's café will feature the 16-piece Point & Shoot Swing Band
A Jewish World Music Café
Temple Israel of Natick
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Temple Israel of Natick is excited to present our seventh annual Café Achshav—A Jewish World Music Café. Join us at Temple Israel for an evening of big band music featuring—
The Point ‘n Swing Big Band
Admission for adults: $25 per person, in advance, or $30 per person at the door. Admission for youth ages 5 to 17: $15 per person in advance or at the door. Contact the Temple Israel of Natick office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508 650 3521 to purchase tickets, learn more about sponsorship opportunities or join the production team. Admission/ sponsorship order form is available on the Temple Israel website.
Join us for an evening of great music, swing dancing, dessert and fun!
In previous years the cafe featured Israeli-themed jazz, Spanish and Ladino music, and Jewish music from around the world.
Here are some video's from 2012's Cafe Achshav:
Sarasate w Cantor Ken & Anat Engel
Preface to Baer's Baal Tefilah