Music is an integral part of life at Temple Sinai and plays an important role in enhancing worship at all of our services. Senior Cantor Laura Croen heads our music staff, which includes Cantorial Soloist Robyn Helzner, Cantor Educator Rebecca Robins, and accompanist Neil Weston. The adult and junior choirs and in-house band Middle Matzah Conspiracy, are “labors of love” whose members volunteer their time and talents. The Music Committee collaborates with Cantor Croen to bring a wide range of musical programs to our community.

A Night With the Stars Celebrate Cantor Laura Croen's 25 Years at Temple Sinai on 11/9

From the Sinai Quarterly

In anticipation of the upcoming concert, Music Committee member Kent Allen had a chance to talk with Cantor Croen and featured performer Chip Zien:

As cousins who grew up in Milwaukee in a tight-knit community, they’ve known each other since childhood. Sharpening their stage presence from an early age at frequent family get-togethers, they both eventually went into public careers–she as a stellar member of the clergy, he as a star actor and singer on both Broadway and TV.

Temple Sinai Choirs

The adult choir sings traditional and contemporary music for all the sanctuary High Holiday services as well as special events throughout the year. While many choir members have sung together for years, new participants are always welcome! The adult choir is open to all temple members of post-Confirmation age. It isn’t necessary to be able to read music or to audition to join the choir, just to be able to sing in tune. Interested in joining? Contact Rachel Hynes, assistant to Cantor Laura Croen.

The Junior Choir, for students in grades 4-6, meets Sunday mornings during Religious School.

photo by Judy Licht
photo by Judy Licht
photo by Judy Licht
photo by Judy Licht

Middle Matzah Conspiracy

mmc logoMiddle Matzah Conspiracy (MMC), Temple Sinai’s in-house band, brings lively jazz, as well as traditional and contemporary music to services and temple events. If you play an instrument, belong to Temple Sinai, and are post-Confirmation age, MMC is always accepting new members.