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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.


Mazel tov to Cantor Joseph Ness & Beth El Music & Arts Committee for a fantastic April grand finale to its esteemed concert series! 


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

Mon, May 20 2024 12 Iyyar 5784