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Congregational Bands

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Three synagogues in the Chicagoland area bring in Maxwell Street musicians to lead rehearsals and performances with their own House Klezmer Bands comprised of congregation members.

These grassroots bands perform for Simchat Torah, Hanukkah and Purim celebrations, as well as playing at nursing homes and festivals.

If your congregation is interested in starting its own band, contact us

at (847) 675-4800.

Grateful Klez (Temple Sholom, Chicago)

In these videos, you will hear a sample of the music our congregational bands perform.

Featured Bands

The Brementown Musicians

(Temple Sholom, Chicago, IL)

The Wilmetsky Orchestra

(Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah, Wilmette, IL)

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Heavy Shtetl

(The Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston, IL) 

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Photo Credit: Richard Cahan

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