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200 W. Dundee Road

Wheeling, IL 60090

Phone: (847) 498-8218

Email: office@shir-hadash.org

Our Music

We have a fabulous music and arts program at Shir Hadash. Shir Hadash means “new song.” The congregational name reflects our philosophy that music enriches the spirit and gladdens the heart. Music adds hidur mitzvah (beauty) to our everyday and holiday worship. The music program at Shir Hadash is broad-based and we encourage participation by musicians at all levels. Music is part of the fabric that makes Shir Hadash a unique and joyous experience. The music is familiar and warm yet fresh and exciting. Compositions cover traditional songs and many new variations from the latest songwriters. We offer many ways to participate and enjoy the sounds of our music.

Music Director Marek Rachelski is a highly accomplished musician and a resourceful and multi-faceted leader with extensive experience in choral and orchestral preparation and performance.

We offer everything from chorus and orchestra to art and dance programs. In the last few years, we have begun branching out into theater and incorporated elements of dance and theater into our educational offerings as well as our High Holiday services. Students and adults are welcome to join our voice and participate in our programs at any time. We offer instruction and conduct regular practice sessions throughout the year to continually improve our performances. In addition, we are always adding to our growing repertoire of performance and artistic expression.

Adult Choir (Lahaka)

 The Lahaka (Hebrew for “ensemble”) brings together our members who are interested in expressing Jewish spirituality through song. Open to singers of post-bar mitzvah age and above, the Lahaka sings at High Holidays and other selected services throughout the year. Our musical selections span the spectrum from traditional to modern, from classic to folk to pop. We find inspiration in Jewish music from America, Israel, and around the world. The Lahaka includes singers of all experience levels, from trained vocalists to beginners. The ability to read music is not required, only the desire to sing with and for our community. The Lahaka performs at numerous services each year and on the High Holidays.

 

Music Director Marek Rachelski is a highly accomplished musician and a resourceful and multi-faceted leader with extensive experience in choral and orchestral preparation and performance.

Are you ready to try something new? Do you love to sing? Are you looking for a fun way to spend time with your fellow Shir Hadash members? Come join the Lahaka! For more information, contact the office at office@shir-hadash.org.

 

You can view videos of our Lahaka below: