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Music at TI

Music -- in addition to Jewish cuisine -- is the soul of our community of faith. We embrace the importance of music in Jewish life and believe that it elevates prayer by providing its own language of hope and holiness during worship. 

Our goal is to incorporate a diverse mix of cross-cultural, religious, secular, traditional, and contemporary Jewish music into our services. We often feature members of the congregation on guitar, piano, flute, ukulele, and other instruments, and on other occasions, we feature local or world-renowned Jewish artists, bands, and special guests such as Rick Recht, Robbi Sherwin of Sababa, Shira Klein a.k.a ShirLaLa, and more.

Some of our regular musicians are:

Rob Aronson
Rob Aronson is a Jewish singer/songwriter who loves to share his passion for Judaism through his music. Rob grew up at Congregation Temple Israel and since 2006 has been actively involved in bringing the joy of Jewish music to worship services.



chavuratChavurat Shira
Chavurat Shira started as a group of friends (chavurah) who wanted to sing (shir) together, and is comprised of volunteer members of our community, all of whom bring both beautiful voices and an understanding of what it means to truly pray at Temple Israel. The choir is led by Roberta Stein and accompanied by pianist Daniel Vizer. 



Ruach Band
The Ruach band is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Rob Aronson, vocalist Julie Aronson, cellist/bassist Jordan Mandel and pianist/percussionist Chris Rowton. The band has been leading joyous musical monthly Shabbat services for the congregation since 2013.



"Miss Megan" Sturdevant
Miss Megan has served as Music Teacher at Temple Israel’s Deutsch Early Childhood Center since 2011 and is a beloved song leader and performer in our Temple community. She leads Tot Shabbats and shares musical content online on TI’s social media for all kids and their families to enjoy. 



Interested in getting involved with choosing or playing music during worship services? Reach out to Rabbi Amy at or 314-432-8050

Sun, June 4 2023 15 Sivan 5783