Music

CMI uses a mixture of traditional and contemporary tunes in services. To enhance the musical experience, Cantor encourages volunteer and professional singers and musicians to join him for a solo, duet or as accompanist. Listen here.

CMI Chorale

Singers of all ages are invited to join CMI Chorale. The choir sings at the High Holy Days and at Shabbat services. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Adults who are Bar/Bat Mitzvah age or older who love to sing are invited to join and help swell the ranks to make the CMI Chorale a wonder to see and hear. All you need is a love of music and a desire to raise the ruach (spirit) of services.

Junior Choir

The Junior Choir meets during Religious School on Sundays. The choir is open to all students in 2nd grade and above who want to be a special voice of joy to stir the spiritual souls of our families and friends. The Junior Choir sings at all Family Services and major holiday events.

CMI Band

The Band is composed of musicians throughout the congregation who like to jam. They play at School assemblies and some family services.

Music From Our Sanctuary

Since music is a core element of worship at CMI, this section is offered to help congregants and visitors become familiar with the melodies that we often sing. Please click below to listen to the recordings of Cantor Arthur Giglio accompanied by CMI members Diane Orson on guitar and voice and Cantor Dorothy Goldberg, singing versions of melodies frequently heard at CMI:

 
Debbie Friedman’s setting of the healing prayer sung at the beginning of the Torah Service.

 
Sung during the Friday night service just before the Tefillah (Amidah), reminding us that we keep the Sabbath as a covenant with God.

 
A blessing for peace that is recited at the end of the Tefillah on Friday nights.

 
Usually a silent meditation found at the end of the Tefillah, set to music by Danny Maseng.

 
From Psalm 19, these words are also found in the final part of the silent meditation, after the Tefillah.

To hear traditional prayers from Friday Evening & Saturday Morning Services in an instructional format, click here.

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