It is no secret that Judea has the most vibrant Jewish musical offerings in the San Fernando Valley and beyond, and those offerings are EXPANDING for adults, teens, and kids! If you or someone you know loves music, make sure to join in these meaningful experiences now. Contact Rabbi Cantor Wissot or Cantor Kliger for more information and to sign up.
SING IN THE CHOIR
Are you someone who used to sing in High School or College? Do you remember that great sound, the power of the whole group creating harmonies together? Do you miss it? Join the Temple Judea choir, for the High Holy days (5 rehearsals beginning August 29) or throughout the year (once a month on Tuesdays). Learn the prayers and songs to feel more connected and to deepen your experience. Be a part of our choir family. Bring your teenage kids who sing too! Reading music is helpful especially for the Holy Days, but not required.
CHANT TORAH ON THE HOLY DAYS
Some spots are still available for this year. Any Jewish adult who reads Hebrew can join us to chant Torah for the High Holy Days. We would love to teach you how, or welcome you back if it has been a while.
TEENS and KIDS
Post Bar/Bat Mitzvah teens who sing: Our Cantors In Training program is is taking off. Share your musical talent and vocal skill with the Temple Judea community for the High Holy Days and throughout the year. Coaching on Jewish repertoire by the Cantors will enhance your performance abilities and deepen your Jewish connection. Audition to be a part of this core of our Temple Judea community, which meets once a month, Jan 15, Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 9, May 7, and performs at select opportunities (TBD based on participation and schedules). There is a small fee for this program, if you are not part of another program already.
JUNIOR Cantors In Training PROGRAM
For any students in 4th-7th grades who love to sing. JCITS will meet once a month, Jan 15, Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 9, May 7, DURING Tuesday religious school. The JCITS will meet with Rabbi Cantor Wissot to learn musical versions of prayers to help lead both Religious school and Shabbat worship services. While it is easiest to participate if you're enrolled in Tuesday Religious School, those who are signed up for Sunday religious school may attend the monthly Tuesday rehearsals to join in the singing. We'll tackle old school versions of our prayers as well as updated fun ones (think Adon Olam to the music of Hamilton).
POP UP CHOIR
The first stop on your Judea Musical journey. This group is for students in Kindergarten- 3rd grade. The Pop Up Choir will meet once a month right after Religious School on Sunday mornings with Cantor Kliger. We’ll learn joyous songs and prayers that will be performed during services throughout the year. While it’s easiest to participate if you are enrolled in Sunday Religious School, those who come to Tuesday Religious School are certainly welcome to join us on Sundays for Pop Up Choir. (*Some kindergarten students may require at least one parent to remain present during the rehearsal)