Music

Music is the heart and soul of our outreach. Having music at worship is key to the prayer experience.

Poles regard music, both performance and participatory, as indispensible to communal life. Shir Aviv Choir performs a unique and compelling combination of pre-World War II synagogue music and contemporary Israeli songs all over Poland.

Board member Nina Stiller, who performs Yiddish, Hebrew and Polish folk songs, as well as jazz and cabaret professionally, performed at a Kristallnacht memorial concert in Bytom.

Beit Polska Prayer Leaders Piotr Menachem Mirski and Iza Rifka Foremniak have recently visited Los Angeles to participate in a series of concerts celebrating the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland featuring Cantor David Wisnia and his grandson Avi Wisnia.

Prayer leader Anna Jagielska-Riveiro brings to worship the Sephardic music, music of the contemporary Reform Movement, and world music that she has performed professionally around the world. She and prayer leader Piotr Kondrat have developed a libretto based on the biblical legends of Samson.