The sanctuary is the beating heart of our Temple.


Music has a transcendent power on the human spirit, and for many people, evokes an emotional response.  This is certainly true for Jewish music.  The music of the synagogue so very often triggers long lasting memories and deeply felt feelings about who we are and where we come from.


Susan Glickman, Cantorial Soloist

The High Holy Days: Singing Together Even When We're Apart


We would love you to sing with us virtually for the High Holy Days! We will begin preparation for our High Holy Day virtual choirs in early August.  Singers age 13 and up are welcome to join.  If interested in joining our virtual choir please contact Susan.

Enjoy These virtual music videos created since March 2020. 

Hinei by Rick Recht, in honor of our remote community 

L’dor Vador by Craig Taubman, in honor of our new space 

Come by Chava Mirel, a welcome song of blessing and connection 

Ozi V’zimrat Ya by Shefa Gold, a chant song for strength 

There is More Love, traditional, a song for peace and unity 

Experience Shabbat and familiar Jewish Liturgy through a Jazz Lens. Conductor Jamie Saltman (Keyboard) Todd Baker (Bass) & Jerzy Glod (Drums) and some of Boston’s finest Jazz players join our clergy and musical guests in these popular Shabbat Services. In the 2019-20 season we welcomed Cercie Miller, Chris Baum and Bo Winiker.

Singing at TBA

Our Family Shabbat Services are back again. Students from each grade level will have an opportunity to join with our clergy and teen song leaders in leading prayer and music selections in these new and popular family appropriate Shabbat services. 


Youth Choir is Back!

Open to students in grades 3-5 who wish to sing in our youth choir will be meeting on specific dates on Tuesdays throughout the year to prepare for these special musical happenings.

Teen & Adult Choir

Teens interested in singing should contact Susan for other music opportunities as well including singing at our teen-led Shabbat and at Newbridge.   

Teen Music Madrichim

This is a leadership training program for students interested in assisting with all forms of music experiences at TBA: prayer, choir and ruach (spirit) building at our Religious School. Teen in grades 9 and above will work with our Cantorial Soloist on Sundays and the program will include song leader training and repertoire building as well as opportunities each week to assist with all school and early childhood music.  This is open to all students interested in leadership building and music. Guitar or ukelele is welcome but not required for participation. 

Please contact Susan Glickman if you are interested in learning more about musical opportunities at Beth Avodah.

Temple Beth Avodah, a member of the reform movement, is led by Rabbi Keith Stern.  Learn more about our soulful services, including Jazz Shabbat, Early Learning Center's Jewish preschool, truly unique Religious School experience, vibrant Men's and Women's groups, meaningful adult learning and so much more! All are welcome here.TBA’s doors are open to all. We welcome participation of people of all races, ethnic identities, gender identities, sexual orientations, physical and mental abilities, ages, and religious backgrounds.

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