"...alone I cannot lift my voice in song--then you come near and sing with me. Our prayers fuse, and a new voice soars. Our bond is beyond voice and voice. Our bond is one of spirit and spirit..."
-- Rabbi Pinchas Koretz
Music infuses all aspects of congregational life at Temple Beth Shalom. Ruach (spirit) pervades our music-making and worship services and we encourage everyone to join in the music at whatever level they are comfortable. Whether you are a listener, a music-maker, or a Music Committee member, there are musical opportunities for you!
Please enjoy this short and sweet documentary titled "Austin Revealed: In Harmony", aired on our local PBS station, featuring choir member Jennifer Bloom Greenberg (granddaughter of Jewish baseball legend "Hammering Hank" Greenberg). The Temple Beth Shalom Kol Hakavod Ensemble sings in the background throughout much of the video and you can see us singing in our sanctuary. You’ll hear parts of our member, Joe Strouse’s "Shalom Rav", Abby Gostein's "Mi Chamocha" and Tzvika Pik’s "Shehecheyanu".