Chorus & Band

Chorus

Singers: Click here for current recordings and other rehearsal materials


Our adult volunteer chorus, led by Cantor Elaya Jenkins-Adelberg, enthusiastically welcomes all members of the congregation—whether or not you think you can sing! Each season 20-25 members rehearse for upcoming events. In addition to supporting inclusive community singing at High Holy Days and other services, the Beth El Chorus performs and teaches at various community events. 

Our singers have a wide range of musical backgrounds, and none is required. Join a warm community of singers for fun and learning through music!
 

Sing! Yeladim — Calling All Singers

Calling children, grades K–5, who enjoy music and like to sing!Join with Cantor Elaya and sing at this year's High Holy Day services. We will have four rehearsals leading up to the Holy Days – children will need to attend at least three of them to participate in the High Holy Day chorus at Rosh Hashanah evening services and at the Family Services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur afternoons.  

Shabbat Zimrah rehearsals

Wed, Oct 10, 7:15-9pm

Wed, Oct 17, 7:15-9pm

Wed, Oct 24, 7:15-9pm

SHABBAT SERVICES Fri, Oct 26, arrive at 5:45pm
Shabbat Zimrah/ Installation Shabbat rehearsals

Wed, Nov, 7, 7:15-9pm

Wed, Nov 14, 7:15-9pm

Wed, Nov 28, 7:15-9pm

SHABBAT SERVICES Fri, installation shabbat, Nov 30, arrive at 5:45pm

 

Ever wonder what it is like to sing with the chorus at Congregation Beth El? Watch this video to get a glimpse into a rehearsal as Rabbi Reuben Zellman prepares the chorus to lead the congregation during the 5771 High Holy Days.

Singing with the Chorus at Congregation Beth El from mo morris on Vimeo.

Instrumental Ensembles and Opportunities

We are currently creating regular opportunities for Beth El musicians—jazz, folk and classical—to play together both in and outside of religious services. Please contact Cantor Elaya if you’re interested—he would be very happy to speak with you!

Our religious services and other community events are often enhanced by members who play a variety of solo instruments. We’d love to include you--if you’re interested, let Cantor Elaya know.

b'nei mitzvah band

Chorus & Band Materials

Singers and players, download your materials at Music Resources.

Not currently involved in Beth El music? We’d love to have you join us. Contact Cantor Elaya Jenkins-Adelberg: cantorelaya@bethelberkeley.org

Beth El Band

We are also offering a Beth El Band for musicians in 8th grade and older! For more information, visit the Beth El Band's page!