Sure I’m a musician, and yep I’m biased, but I can’t imagine anything more rewarding, more fulfilling, more spiritually uplifting and more fun than “making” music together. Most of my greatest memories are of singing or playing with friends who are dearest to my heart. Joining in the grandeur and mystery of human voices raised in song is truly one of the Devine’s most humbling gifts. But we need you! Cantor Katzman, Shir Shalom’s choristers and I have great plans for Temple Sholom’s music world, but none of it can happen without you. Plain and simple, we want to draft you!! We know that with nearly 1,000 families in our congregation that there are scores of talented individuals currently singing in the shower; or in the car along with the radio; or whistling happy tunes. Regardless of the category into which you fit, we want you to help us to grow our music program.
Maybe you’ll lead a Shabbat Service; or lend your voice to Holiday or High Holy Days Choirs; or take part in concerts of outstanding Jewish Music; or singing along in unison making a joyful noise that the congregants can join. Whatever your involvement might be, we invite you to join us for Temple Sholom’s first-ever “Open Enrollment” for our congregational choir, Shir Shalom, the current core ensemble of our Temple’s music program.
Email or call Jason Lindner at 773-435-1533 or Jason@sholomchicago.org to reserve a space for the fun on Thursday, June 6. Imagine what a “racket” we’ll make when we combine our voices to make beautiful and skilled sounds in praise!
We’re counting on you, so call or email today!
Paul Dykstra is the Pianist and Choral Director at Temple Sholom, having conducted our High Holy Days Choir for 23+ years.