Music at Rishon
“Words are the language of the mind. Music is the language of the soul.”
— Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
At Rishon, the significance of music as "the language of the soul" is clearly perceived in all aspects of our temple. It has been carefully yet solidly woven into the fabric of our community: simple melodies of holiday songs stimulate our preschool children; the cadence of trope motivates learning in our Religious school; our social events frequently incorporate musical performances; and during worship, the crescendo of prayer at Shabbat services is infused with the language of music creating an impactful interaction of spirituality and prayer.