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Adult Choir

The Adult Choir is made up of 25-35 people who love Jewish music and love to sing and schmooze. All genders welcome. Joining the choir is a great way to get involved in Temple life and meet new people. You do not need to be a "professional singer" in order to join and there are no auditions. However, you do have to love to sing and learn new music. Although the ability to read music is helpful, it is not required.

Rehearsals are led by the Choir Director/Organist George Anton Emblom and Cantor Ilene Keys.

The Adult Choir meets in-person Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:00pm in the Albers Chapel.

Download 2023-24 schedule of Adult Choir rehearsal dates here or see below


Adult Choir Schedule for 2023-2024


  • Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 6:00pmS'lichot Service in the Albers Chapel

  • Friday, December 8, 2023 at 6:30pm – Shabbat Hanukkah with Rabbi Or and Feliza Zohar Featuring Music from the Galilee

  • Friday, March 15, 2024 at 6:30pm – Reflection, Renewal and Rejoicing: A Shabbat Service with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Choir and Mizmor Shir!

  • Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 10:00am — St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Berkeley

  • Friday, May 31, 2024 at 6:30pm – Creative Community Shabbat with Mizmor Shir!

  • Sunday, May 5 at 6:30pm Community Yom HaShoah Service TBD (this is a place holder)

Rehearsal Schedule for Friday night services:

All rehearsals are Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm in the Albers Chapel unless otherwise notified. 

September 5 First Rehearsal for S'lichot (be prepared to stay until 8:30pm if necessary)

Saturday, September 9 at 6:00pm S'lichot service in the Albers Chapel

Choir will resume after the High Holy Days!

October 10, 17, 24

October 31 — No Choir 

November 7, 14

November 21 — No choir due to Thanksgiving

November 28

December 5 (with musicians TBD)

Thursday, December 7 Rehearsal in Sanctuary with Rabbi Or and Feliza Zohar and band (be prepared to stay until 8:30pm)

Friday, December 8 at 6:30pm – Shabbat Hanukkah Service with Rabbi Or and Feliza Zohar (call time is 5:30pm in the Sanctuary)

December 12

December 19 & 26 and January 2 — No choir due to Winter break!

January 9, 16, 30

January 23 — No choir

February 6, 13

February 20 — No choir due to Ski Week/President's Day

February 27

March 5, 12

Friday, March 15 at 6:30pm – Shabbat of Reflection, Renewal and Rejoicing with Mizmor Shir! and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Choir (call time is 5:30 PM in the Sanctuary)

Sunday, March 17 at 10:00am at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Berkeley

March 19

March 26 and April 2 — No choir due to Spring Break

April 9, 16

April 23 — No choir due to Passover!

April 30

Sunday, May 5 at 6:30pm – Community Yom HaShoah Service TBD

May 7, 14, 21, 28 (last rehearsal will also include end of the year party!)

Friday, May 31 at 6:30pm – Creative Community Shabbat (call time is 5:30pm)

Looking forward to another great year! Cantor Ilene Keys & George Anton Emblom

Sat, June 15 2024 9 Sivan 5784