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Musical Moments @ Adas Israel

Brought to you by Cantor Arianne Brown and the Musical Moments Committee

Music is an integral part of our community. When our voices join together, we feel embraced by each other’s energy and a communal spirit that uplifts us. Join us for an inspiring and uplifting array of musical programs at Adas Israel. We hope to see you here!

 

Upcoming Events
 

 

DC Klezmer Workshop

Click Here to See Some of Our Repertoire

The DC Klezmer Workshop is an open community orchestra, dedicated to sharing the music of Eastern European Jews.  Yiddish music was played in The Old Country and has developed both in North America and elsewhere in the last 40-50 years.  We continue that tradition, meeting at Adas Israel monthly for workshops and dances, and weekly for more informal rehearsals

How do I get started?
Just show up!  We will start up rehearsals and workshops after the High Holydays – and a schedule of dates will be in the Chronicle.  You can see some of our repertoire in the workbook the Howard put together HERE. We look forward to making freilach with you!

 

 

Sim Shalom Premiere

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During Shabbat Services in the Charles E. Smith Sanctuary
Saturday, April 9 

Adas Israel is proud to present Sim Shalom, a prayer for peace. 

We commissioned composer Noah Aronson to create this piece, along with the input of the Crowdsource Composition Workshop. Listen & learn so you can sing with us at its premiere during Shabbat service in the Smith Sanctuary on 4/9! 

 

 

Havdalah & Sing for Justice with Musician in Residence: Micah Hendler

June 25 at 8pm (In-Person and on Facebook)

Join Adas Israel Musician-in-Residence Micah Hendler for an evening of collective singing and social action. We will begin with a short musical havdalah as we bid farewell to Shabbat, and transition into the work of building a more just world through song. Each month, we will center a different social issue, learning on-theme songs that can feed our souls and galvanize us to action, and connecting with community members who are driving impact in these areas. Our voices, raised in harmony, can help power the change we want to see in our city, in our country, and in our world. 

Click here to read more about Micah Hendler

Havdalah & Sing for Justice is organized in partnership with the Adas Israel Social Action & Musical Moments Committees and Justice Choir DC.

 

Musical Moments @ Adas Israel


Get Involved!
 

 

Kolot: The Young Voices of Adas Israel

10/22, 1/28, 2/25, 3/25, 4/29

Do You Like To Sing? Then come and be part of Kolot, the young voices of Adas Israel with Cantor Arianne Brown! To register, please email 
cantor.brown@adasisrael.org with your name and grade. Kolot meets on the Fridays of our Lechu Neranena Family Service at 5pm, and will then sing as part of the 6pm service.

 

 

Adas Choirs

Flash Choir
Did you sing in your high school choir or college a cappella group? Perhaps you just enjoy singing with others and even harmonizing on your own? Or maybe you have formal training and time makes it difficult to immerse yourself in music? This is a group for you! The Flash Choir is a commit-per-event choir. The only requirement is being able to sing on key. Contact cantor.brown@adasisrael.org to join!

Kolot
Kolot is our youth choir, for students in grades 3-6. Come join us on select Sunday mornings to sing, learn music, and perform with Cantor Ari! Contact cantor.brown@adasisrael.org to join!

 

 

 

DC Klezmer Workshop

2-4pm in the Gewirz Beit Am

DC Klezmer Workshop is an informal but enthusiastic collective of Metro Area musicians. We meet monthly at Adas Israel to learn and play klezmer tunes together by ear and from sheet music. Join us from 2-4pm in the Gewirz Beit Am.

Contact howard_ungar@yahoo.com

 

Archived Videos
 

Virtual Choir

 

"L'Dor Vador" - Adas Israel 3rd Grade Virtual Choir

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Each year, Adas Israel's 3rd graders learn and sing Josh Nelson's "L'Dor Vador" for Chagigat HaSiddur. We are pleased that many of our 3rd graders continued that tradition, virtually!

 

 

"Ma Ashiv" Virtual Choir

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We hope you enjoy this performance of "Ma Ashiv" (composed by our very own Cantor Arianne Brown!) sung by our talented Adas community at Pesach.

 

 

Adas Israel Virtual Choir
Od'cha by Stephen Glass

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We hope this music will stand as a unique and meaningful experience of blending our Adas voices in holy song at this time. 

 

 

"Halleluyah" by Adas Israel's Virtual Choir
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Thank you so much to our Adas Israel Virtual Choir for the energy and beauty they have shared with their faces and voices. We hope this music will stand as a unique and meaningful experience of blending our Adas voices in holy song at this time. When you look back on this time of isolation, we hope you will think of our virtual choir as a shining bright spot. Halleluyah!

 


 

 

"We Are Adas" Virtual Choir
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This year, the Ma'alot class worked with Micah Hendler and Raise Your Voice Labs to write and produce an original song. See the final result here!

 

Special Programs 

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend at Adas Israel

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Martin Luther King Shabbat Collaboration with Roderick Giles & Grace Gospel Choir.

 


 

 

“Light the Legend” Livestreamed Hanukkah Concert

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As we light our menorahs together and say goodbye to Shabbat, we embrace the ways we can celebrate Chanukah together this year.  Light the Legend features a celebration of Hebrew, English, Ladino, and Yiddish music. With an array of professional musicians and singers, community faces and voices, as well a singalong grand finale of beloved Chanukah standards!

 

 

Shalom Aleichem

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In the Light

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Miriam's Song

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Mizmor Shir

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Composers' Corner

Composers’ Corner Havdallah with Zach Mayer
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Composers’ Corner with Hazzan Joanna Dulkin
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Composers’ Corner with Rabbi Yosef Goldman
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Composers’ Corner with Laurie Akers
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Composers’ Corner with Cantor Sol Zim
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Composers’ Corner with Cantor Sarah Myerson
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Composers’ Corner with Cantor Meir Finkelstein
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Roderick Giles, of Giles & Grace Gospel Choir Light
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Composers’ Corner with Cantor Gerald Cohen
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Composers’ Corner with Eliana Light
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Composers’ Corner with Dr. Michael Isaacson
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Ellen Allard: “The Queen of Jewish early childhood music”
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Composers’ Corner with Cantor Magda Fishman
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Composers’ Corner with Noah Aronson
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Composers’ Corner with Ramón Tasat
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Composers’ Corner with Zamar Ben
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High Holy Days 5781

The month of Elul begins the journey toward the High Holy Days. Prepare for the spirit of these days with the lineup below of beautiful music videos and songs.

"B'rosh Hashanah" by Adas Israel's Virtual Choir

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Untaneh Tokef with Cantor Arianne Brown

P'tach Lanu Shaar 

Hayom T'amtseinu

Sim Shalom

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Avinu Malkeinu

Shehecheyanu

Kol Nidre

Sun, June 26 2022 27 Sivan 5782