Music at Temple Micah is vital to our spirituality. The musical selections range from the ancient to the contemporary, and from the contemplative to the joyous. Our Cantor, Meryl Weiner, and our Music Director, Teddy Klaus, work intimately with the rabbis to create a worship service that is a bridge from the work week to Shabbat time and space.
“The music at Temple Micah is an indication of how we strive to operate in the world – in communication with each individual worshiper and with the congregation as a whole; as a conduit for personal reflection and for community celebration. Musically we attempt to convey a warm, welcoming spirit within our walls and also to connect with what goes on outside the windows of our sanctuary – in our neighborhood, in our city, and beyond. Our musical liturgy brings ancient traditions and current trends to our worship, and our nod to contemporary secular music helps keep us grounded in and vigilant towards the issues that face the global community.” -Cantor Meryl Weiner
“The music of Temple Micah is the heart of the congregation. We strive to create an American Jewish sound which deepens our prayer experience and carries our spirits. Our music is an eclectic mix of sounds. We draw on a diversity of 19th, 20th, and 21st century composers, from the sounds of New Orleans Jazz to Naomi Shemer; from Shlomo Carlebach to Craig Taubman, all while serving the dynamic worship that is Micah.” -Music Director Teddy Klaus
Participate in Micah’s Music
The vibrancy of Temple Micah stems from the participation of our members. We invite you to join in leading the music of our worship, lending your voice in our choir, or playing an instrument in our pick-up band. To get involved or learn more, Contact: Music Director Teddy Klaus.
Bring your voice to Micah’s music! All are welcome to join our Adult Choir by attending a Thursday night rehearsal. No auditions. Adult Choir sings at b’nai mitzvah and special Shabbat services and events throughout the school year. The choir rehearses the first and third Thursday of the month during the school year at 7 pm, as well as just before the special services in which they participate. Contact: Music Director Teddy Klaus
We want to hear the voices of our youth in worship with the community, and our Youth Choir (children in grades 2-4) is part of that mission. Youth Choir rehearses during Sunday Machon Micah. The choir sings at the Kabbalat Shabbat service on the first Friday of the month following a 6 pm rehearsal. After the service, choir members and their families share a festive Shabbat dinner at the Temple. Contact: Music Director Teddy Klaus
Once a month, the music at Kabbalat Shabbat services is enhanced by the Temple Micah Pick-up Band. We usually feature flute, violin, clarinet, and percussion. Contact: Music Director Teddy Klaus