Music at TBI

Temple Beth Israel has always had a great commitment to music, both in worship and in the community. We have hosted student musical groups and high holiday choirs. Many long-time TBI members have fond memories of Kitov, a Jewish spiritual music group several of whose members (including Rabbi Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin) are still in the community. Our members’ talents have contributed to many musical and singing groups in the area, and we continue to create new musical traditions, both in Shabbat services and outside of the synagogue.

All compositions, arrangements, vocals, guitar, and cello were written and performed by Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin in 1993.

Everyone who attends Friday night services has delighted in the beautifully uplifting music of David Helfand. Below are some tracks from Beyond the Sea of Reeds. You may contact David at