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music at cBH

Our music program is a real point of pride for our community. This is not just because our musicians sound so good (and they do!) - but because in so many ways our music program is an arena in which we are able to enact many of our community's values and traditions.

The program developed organically, entirely from members who simply brought their talents to the table, and expresses our Reconstructionist orientation toward the arts as an expression of our humanity and our connection to Judaism.

The diversity in our musical selections reflects our abiding appreciation for the diversity of Judaisms around the world -- and in our own sanctuary! - and our mix of traditional Jewish music and songs from other cultures around the world expresses our theological approach toward blending traditional Jewish ideas with ideas from other times and places. This is why we mix Kol HaOlam Kulo with Mad World; this is why we sing American Tune from the bima. (Hear our chorus members talk about American Tune in this wonderful video produced by Emory University.)

Finally, our music program is about bringing people together. It is intergenerational, and is one of the areas in synagogue life where quite a lot of folks who are not Jewish have found a comfortable "home base" as they gained comfort and facility with the broader synagogue community.

Our musicians perform at CBH services and fundraising concerts, at rallies for social justice around Atlanta, and occasionally at special events like the recent Paul Simon lecture series at Emory or in collaboration with other faith communities or community organizations.

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Music Recordings - learn about CBHs unique and engaging music recordings for all types of listening preferences and moods.

chorus, band, and strings


Hold It High

Hold It High, written by Will Roberstson, performed by Will Robertson and the CBH Chorus.

A song to give us strength, and to remind us that the right to protest and to tell our leaders what we think is core to what it means to be an American - and always has been. 

Purchase and download Hold It High here:

Choir sheet music (SAATBB) and learning MP3s are available for sale here:

A portion of any proceeds will be donated to Congregation Bet Haverim. CBH is a Reconstructionist synagogue in Atlanta that welcomes all Jews and their loved ones. Inspired by the chutzpah of their gay and lesbian founders, Jewish expression at CBH emphasizes inclusivity, creativity, spirituality and social justice.

video - fire flashing up concert by the cbh strings 2014


Mon, December 5 2022 11 Kislev 5783