Music at TI


Temple Israel embraces the importance of music in Jewish life.  In our Reform religious observance, we believe music elevates prayer, blending word and spirit.  It provides its own language of hope and holiness to our worship.  It is transcendent. Rabbi Amy Feder, Rabbi Michael Alper and our wonderful TI musicians inspire us to that special space.


In our congregation, music plays an important part in our worship.  Our services celebrate the music of our heritage, sometimes featuring solo members of the congregation on guitar, piano, and other instruments, and other times a local Jewish folk band, HaShemesh.


Music, in our view, is the soul of a community of faith.  When you enter the gates of our synagogue, you find a world of song: in prayer, in learning, in teaching, and in a broad range of special events, large and small, throughout the year.

Our goal is to bring diverse music to our shul: cross-cultural, religious and secular, traditional and contemporary. 


We also want to involve talented congregants, particularly youth, as much as possible.

If you love music and want to help make it happen, contacting the Rabbis about participating is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in Temple life, meet terrific people and have a lot of fun, contact Rabbi Amy Feder at (314) 432-8050 or email at