Music Program

A distinct pride of B’nai Israel is our music program, under the direction of Linda Goodman.

MAKHELA is a group of committed adult performers who have a calling for spiritual music. Our choir prepares a wide range of music, accompanied or a cappella, including classical, contemporary, or jazz styles. Many of the pieces performed have been written by composers within our congregation who are intimately aware of our choir’s strengths. Within Makhela choir members do not need to read music but they need to commit to learning their individual parts via technical tools.

BIMA TEAM A multi-aged, talented group of singers who help Rabbi Eric lead services. Each musician shares his/her talents and beloved musical styles to create an inspiring range of services.   Be they mature adults or B’nai Mitzvah age, Bima Team soloists create a special vibe within our worship.

RUACH 'N ROLL is a spirited group of accomplished teens who share their upbeat, contemporary music for some very lively Shabbat services.


B’nai Israel's wind ensemble. An outstanding group of musicians comprised of flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon, who create a haunting and intimate sound. These committed individuals provide an inspiring backdrop to our High Holy Days services as well as other special services throughout the year.       

 Contact Linda  at 203.267.3394 ext. 303 or