Musical Groups

Judaism has a rich heritage of sacred and secular music. The traditional chants of Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jews; sacred compositions by Bloch, Weiner, and Richards; contemporary music by Mark Bloom, Steve Dropkin, Dan Nichols, and Josh Nelson are all part of our musical culture. The sounds of Eastern Europe – the Klezmer tradition – add spice to our musical tzimmes (potpourri). Anyone with musical interests is invited to participate in one of our musical ensembles.


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IHC Community Choir is open to any member from the eighth grade on up. Our choir adds its collective voice to Shabbat services, the High Holy Days and presents special programs in the community. Reading Hebrew and/or music are not requirements. Rehearsals are Mondays and Thursdays prior to Rosh Hashanah and on Wednesdays after Yom Kippur. Check the IHC Calendar for rehearsal dates.


65th Street Klezmorim is our house band under the direction of Shawn Goodman. The ensemble has played with members of the Indianapolis Symphony, at the Greater Chicago Jewish Folk Festival, Broad Ripple Arts Fair, Spirit and Place Festival, Fountain Square Arts Festival and for holiday and Shabbat celebrations at IHC. Rehearsals take place on Sundays, when Religious School meets, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Click here to visit the Klezmer Facebook Page! For more information on being part of our Klezmer band or to hire them, please contact Shawn Goodman at [email protected].

You can be part of the musical life at IHC. For more information or to sign up, contact Cantor Aviva Marer at 317.255.6647 or by email at [email protected]. In addition, members who play instruments are invited to share their talents at Shabbat worship. For more information about any of our musical ensembles, please contact Cantor Aviva Marer.