Music and Art
Music at Temple Emanuel
At Temple Emanuel we value the contributions of music and art to our worship services and to our congregational lives. For more information or to join one of our choirs or our band, please contact Cantor Boxt.
OUR JUNIOR AND TEEN CHOIRS: Beginning in the Third Grade, our Junior Choir helps lead services on occasion and participates in community choirs and events. Most do not read music, but they sing lively music, often in two and three part, and are beloved by the congregation for their spirit and enthusiasm. For more information about joining the Junior Choir or Teen Choir, please contact Cantor Boxt.
KOL ZIMRAH ADULT CHOIR: Our very talented and active adult choir shares their love of music and of prayer during one Friday Shabbat service every month, and they perform in various community concerts throughout the year. Reading music is a bonus, but not at all essential—we still sing exciting and complicated music, and most of all have a wonderfully fun time. Kol Zimrah rehearses every Tuesday evening though flexible family and work schedules are always accommodated. Music reading is a bonus, but not at all essential – we still sing exciting and complicated music, and most of all have a wonderfully fun time. Rehearsals on Tuesdays, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Contact Cantor Boxt for more information.
TEMPLE EMANUEL BAND: Our ensemble of musicians including electric bass, piano, guitars and drum adds ruach and energy to our Shabbat Worship. The nights they join us are called "Mizmor L'Shabbat" (Psalms for Shabbat). Our home-grown band of temple members enhance our music and sense of community when they share the bimah leading many times during the year. If you'd like to be a part of the ensemble, let Cantor Boxt know, or just come and enjoy their energy and love of worship!
Art in HaMakom
Throughout the year, we display the work of local artists, photographers, and craftspeople on the walls of HaMakom. The artists and photographers come to us through recommendations and suggestions. It is a pleasure to go into the room and not know what to expect and then voila, a beautiful environment.
If you know of artists or photographers, please ask if they are willing to share their work. We are always open to suggestions and recommendations. The types of work can vary in form: needlework, quilts, ketubot, metal work, and other media.
For questions, or to suggest an artist, contact Sue Rudo, 301-598-1153.