Youth Choirs/Band

The Temple Emanuel Youth Choirs & Band

Without a doubt, music has a special plackol_keff_img_1e in our children’s lives. During moments of celebration, music has the magical ability to give voice to our emotions and to our feelings of shared humanity.

There is no better way to elevate our spirits and our connection to Jewish community than singing with friends and bringing joy to others.

Through the experience of choral singing, children learn the beautiful language of music, appreciate its poetry and rhythm, and develop leadership skills.

Under the talented and nurturing direction of our choral director, Eugenia Gerstein, the wide repertoire of music, including modern Israeli, liturgical and even rap, offers an exciting musical journey for each age group and provides an array of performance opportunities at both synagogue events and in the greater Jewish community.

We are proud to offer this fun, spirited activity to our Temple Emanuel youth!

Our Youth Choirs are open to all Temple Emanuel children who love to sing:

Kol Keff (Grades 1-3)
What does “cute” sound like? Kol Keff is it! Children have fun performing a mix of traditional & modern tunes at Hanukkah, Purim, Project Manna Concert and Religious School assemblies. Rehearsals on select Sundays from 12:00-12:30pm, beginning in October.  Info? Ilene Beckman.

Guys in Ties (Boys in Grades 4 and Up)
These “Guys” bring down the house with their mix of harmony, enthusiasm and, of course, their ties! The boys learn vocal techniques and sight reading, and sing both a cappella and with instruments at a variety of TE and community events.

Polkadots (Girls in Grades 4 and Up)
Singing with flair and fun, the girls find harmony in the music and in the fun of singing together at TE and community events. Want to learn real singing skills and have a great time? Polkadots is for you!

Rimonim (High School Students)
Our talented teens are showcased as they rehearse and perform a wide repertoire of jazz, folk, country and traditional arrangements of Jewish songs. Their harmony has been a moving and spirited highlight at many TE programs.

For more information, please contact Eugenia Gerstein, choral director at 617-620-6876.


Mazaltones – A Cappella Group for High School students!

  • Sing a variety of jazz, folk, country and traditional arrangements of Jewish songs
  • Make recordings at the iGenesis Music Studio at Temple Emanuel
  • Learn how to make your voice unique and sound great
  • Meet with your friends for singing and having a good time
  • Learn your part online* with your friends
  • Share your art with friends, post the recordings on your facebook page, bring it to camp and school
  • Create a blog and have non-stop conversations about singing
  • Sing at Temple Emanuel celebrations for 600+ people

For more information please contact Eugenia Gerstein, choral director at 617-620-6876

tizmoret_img2Tizmoret Emanuel (Ensemble): The teens music band

Join this wonderful band of talented young musicians!

Cantor Rosemberg leads this unique ensemble which is always a highpoint of TE holiday celebrations including Simchat Torah eve, Hanukkah, Purim and Taste of Shabbat Alive . Contact the Cantor Elias Rosemberg for more information.

Guys in Ties Live!