We recognize the power of music to inspire us and connect us to Judaism. We strive to reflect the sound of the contemporary would outside our building within our sacred space by incorporating multiple musical instruments and musical styles in our worship and study.


Ani Kinor: The RS Orchestra

Ani Kinor: the RS Orchestra is Rodeph Shalom's mini-orchestra and a feature of select Friday evening Shabbat Services during the year. "Ani Kinor" is a Hebrew phrase, taken from the beloved Naomi Shemer’s song “Yerushalayim Shel Zahav,” meaning "I am a stringed instrument.” The strings of Ani Kinor help our prayers, joy and musical expression soar. Come hear and experience the power of strings and feel how each of us can be a "stringed instrument" in worship. Come join the community and prepare to leave our sanctuary uplifted and rejuvenated.

Thank you to Ani Kinor: The RS Orchestra Fund, founded by Edward & Gail Snitzer, for supporting the music of our worship service. We are also grateful to Karen & Fredric Edelstein for their continued support and the contributions of Dona Horowitz-Behrend & David Behrend, the Broder family, and Sarah Gitchell & Gary Dorfman. If you are interested in supporting our music, contact Catherine Fischer (cfischer@rodephshalom.org).

Ani Kinor will perform at Shabbat evening services on:
January 31
February 21
March 6, 20
April 3, 17
May 1, 29
June 12


Makheilah: The RS Choir

The RS Choir enhances our High Holy Day  Contemporary services and participates in special musical events and Friday evening Shabbat services throughout the year. If you love to sing and want to spend time with others who love to sing, come join our choir! This year, we will participate again in the community concert at the Kimmel Center on March 17! Join us if want to take advantage on this opportunity to sing in a 100-voice choir on the stage of the Kimmel.

Hear the Rodeph Shalom Choir, Makheilah, Sing at the Kimmel Center!
Tuesday, March 17 at 8:00pm
Kimmel Center (300 S. Broad St.)
Come hear and support our own Makheilah: The RS Choir as they join one hundred other voices on the stage of the Kimmel Center in the third annual concert of Jewish music, Sing Hallelujah!
The program this year is titled “Broadway Jews and Other Stories” and will feature the work of Jewish composers and lyricists for the stage.
Tickets can be purchased here. Use promo code RS15 for a 15% discount.


The RS Youth Choir

Youth Choir meets after Berkman Mercaz Limud to hang out with Cantor Frankel and learn contemporary Jewish music. The choir sings during worship services throughout the year. Open to K-5thgrades.


Kabbalat Shabbat with the Nava Tehila Ensemble featuring Yoel Sykes

On Friday, February 21 at 6:00pm, come join a musical Kabbalat Shabbat journey with the Nava Tehila Ensemble and Yoel Sykes that will invite us to travel through the Psalms and prayers of Shabbat with original melodies and guided intentions into holiness and joy. Sponsored by the Miles Jellinek Fund.

So My Soul May Sing

Lyrics by Alden Solovy; Music by Cantor Erin Frankel and AJ Luca

Creation Sings

Lyrics by Alden Solovy; Music by Cantor Erin Frankel and AJ Luca