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At B'nai Amoona, music is an integral part of our services and everyday life. Whether we are singing during services, practicing for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or celebrating Jewish artists, music is everywhere at our synagogue. To join one of our choirs, or find out more about how you become involved, contact Cantor Sharon at sharon.nathanson@bnaiamoona.com.

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Our Music Groups

Zamarim

The B'nai Amoona Zamarim (Chorusters) was created in the fall of 2004.  It is an audition-only group for our 8th-12th-graders who wish to contribute their musical talents to their community.  This group annually assists in leading High Holy Day Services, including Selichot, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur.  In addition and depending on the particular interests of the Zamarim membership, we have learned and led Kabbalat Shabbat, Hallel, and Shabbat Musaf as well as participated in interfaith gatherings and musical revues.

1. Mikolot Mayim
2. Yih'yu L'ratzon
3. Hashkiveinu
4. M'chalkeil Chayim
5. Pitchu Li
6. Theme from Exodus
7. Ki Eilecha
8. L’cha Dodi

Notes

1. Mikolot Mayim - Text:  Psalm 93 Music: unknown  Arrangement: Cantor Sharon Nathanson

2: Yih'yu L'ratzon -Text: Psalm 19  Music: Cantor Hollis Shachner
 
3: Hashkiveinu - Text: Evening liturgy   Music and arrangement: Hazzan Allan Robuck

4: M'chalkeil Chayim -  Music: Stephen Flaherty (Original composition "A Part of Us" from "Once on This Island")     Arranged and adapted to liturgy by: Cantor Sharon Nathanson

5: Pitchu Li - Text: Psalm 118 Music and arrangement: Cantor Sharon Nathanson 
 
6: Theme from Exodus - Music: Ernest Gold   Lyrics: Pat Boone Arrangement: Nathanson   Solo: Sarah Shulman

7:  Ki Eilecha - Text: Anim Z’mirot  Music: Shirona Arrangement: Andy Curry
 
8: L’cha Dodi - Text: Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz  Music: Basya Schechter  Arrangement: Zamarim

Children's Choir

The B'nai Amoona Children's Choir is open to all members who are in 3rd through 6th grade.  They may continue through their 7th-grade year.  Our Children's Choir helps to lead services in the main sanctuary on the second day of Rosh Hashanah.  The group also helped the Cantor lead Shabbat Shacharit and has appeared several times in community musical gatherings.

Harif

Harif is B'nai Amoona's wildly popular in-house band.  Formed in 2009, Harif, the Hebrew word for spicy, spices up our Friday night services throughout the year and plays for our Simchat Torah dancing and performs for Purim.  Harif also participates in the synagogue and in the community in non liturgical settings.  All music is arranged or composed by B'nai Amoona's Composer-in-Residence, Andy Curry.  

Thu, July 18 2019 15 Tammuz 5779