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.
Calling all adults who SING!
Did you sing in high school or college? Do you remember that great sound, the power of the whole group creating harmonies together? Join the Temple Judea choir for the High Holy days (5 or so rehearsals) 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 High Holy Days, but not required.
Opportunity to Chant Torah on the High Holy Days – 2018!
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
CIT (Cantors In Training) PROGRAM EXPANDED!
Post Bar/Bat Mitzvah teens who sing: Our Cantors In Training program is taking off. Share your musical talent and vocal skill with the Temple Judea community for the High Holy Days (2018) and throughout the year. Be a part of JTJ (Judea Teen Journey) while doing what you love to do. 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 (TBD based on participants’ schedules) and performs at select opportunities (also TBD based on participation and schedules).
New JUNIOR Cantors In Training PROGRAM (JCITs)
For any students in 4th through 8th grades who love to sing! Once a month 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 through 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.)
Throughout history, music has functioned to bring people together, and to bind them in a common idea, cause, or mission. At Temple Judea, music brings us together in worship, in celebration, in times of grief and mourning, in acts of kindness and justice, and so much more.
***ADDITIONAL MUSICAL OFFERINGS & CLASSES
See the Adult Learning page for additional musical offerings & classes taught by our Cantors!
Tali Tadmor is a Los Angeles-based pianist, music director and vocal coach. She has collaborated with prominent musicians such as choral composer Eric Whitacre, Metropolitan Opera Soprano Angela Meade, and Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz, and has performed extensively at venues around the globe including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and The Great Hall at the heart of China’s Forbidden City. At LA Opera, Tali regularly serves as Assistant Conductor to the company’s General Director, Placido Domingo, as well as Music Director James Conlon. Additionally, she is Music Director and Accompanist for the company’s Education and Community Engagement division.
Tali joined the Temple Judea music staff in 1999. As Music Director, she collaborates with our Cantors on all worship, choir and special event music. In addition for playing for services, Tali arranges all the music for services, rehearses our band, conducts the adult choir on High Holy days, and helps coach our robust CIT program.
Though classically trained, Tali is active in a wide variety of musical settings, ranging from world music, pop and worship, and her own compositions. Tali received both Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Southern California (USC) majoring in Keyboard Collaborative Arts, where she received numerous scholarships and awards underwriting her residency at the school. She is currently on faculty at the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and California State University in Northridge (CSUN).