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, recently performed at a Kristallnacht memorial concert in Bytom.
In Lublin, prayer leader Piotr Mirski is developing a Shabbat service with a band. The band, with a repetoire ranging from klezmer to traditional Shabbat songs, will be touring Poland this summer.
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.