Laura Steinel, Music Director

Congregation Kol Ami is known for its music, which is expansive and inclusive in every way. In a typical Shabbat service, congregants will join the Temple Musicians in singing at least a dozen prayers as a community.  We include music written by Jewish composers today as well as by composers of our past. It’s not unusual to hear one prayer composed by a hip-hop musician followed by another that’s several hundred years old. The Temple Musicians, who usually rehearse before each service, come from a wide variety of backgrounds ranging from those who are self-taught, to those with conservatory training in classical music, jazz, folk music, rock, pop and the musical theater. If you want to join the ensemble, let us know.

The Temple Musicians sing and play at High Holy Days services, Shabbat services and special holiday observances such as Simchat Torah, Chanukah and Purim. They are often invited to take part in area-wide Jewish gatherings and interfaith services, bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings and other events.