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Where Else Could Music Be This Heavenly?


Music at Beth El Temple in West Hartford is under the guidance of The Beth El Music & Arts Committee (BEMA). With the leadership of Cantor Joseph Ness, it educates and entertains the community through music. The BEMA committee helps conceive and produce musical performances of all genres, while supporting the commemoration of Jewish celebrations and prayer services.


Our 22-23 series is complete!
Thank you to all of our supporters!


Spice up your evening with a variety of opera arias and scenes with exciting guest artists including the talented dramatic soprano Zhanna Alkhazova and featuring the Beth El Orchestra.



A Fantastic Season Awaits!

Thank you for supporting Beth El Music & Arts!

Sponsor the series or purchase your tickets for the entire season below!

(Include second name if purchasing a couple's sponsorship:)

Sponsor Subscriptions receive recognition in concert programs with full season tickets
• Individuals: 1 ticket (example: listed as David Goldberg)
• Couples: 2 tickets (example: listed as Sarah & David Goldberg)
Series Subscriptions (non-sponsorships) include 1 ticket per person to each concert.
   General - $75.00
   Senior/Student - $60.00

Note: Opportunities are available to honor, memorialize, or celebrate a loved one for a concert or for the season, including naming a chair or endowing an instrumental section. Email: or call 860.233.9696.

A Note on COVID-19 Protocols: We appreciate all patrons following our latest COVID-19 guidelines, the latest of which can be found by clicking here.


BEMA Kids’ Choir

Love to sing? Come make music with us! Under the direction of Cantor Ness, children in grades 4-7 learn different forms of Jewish music, practice each Sunday during the educational year, and participate in BEMA concerts and Shabbat and High Holiday services.

Children of all Beth El members – including those who attend Solomon Schechter or Hebrew Academy – are invited to participate. To maintain the highest degree of professionalism, attendance at rehearsals – and (where appropriate) attendance at SULAM Beth El prior to rehearsals – is expected. The kids love choir and it’s a rewarding way to learn Jewish music.  For more information contact Debbie at

Fri, September 22 2023 7 Tishrei 5784