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Members of Kol Tefilah
Gary leads festival services at The Concord Hotel
Lake Kiamesha NY, and High Holy Day services at Congregation
in Portland ME.
Gary is a founding member of Kol Tefilah, and a former
President and bass Section Leader of The
Zamir Chorale of Boston. He lives with his wife Phyllis in Oceanside,
Gary currently leads our Shabbat Musaf service,
and throws chords for Jordan's Kabbalat Shabbat
and Jeremy's Shabbat Shacharit.
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Eli is a is a full-time software engineer and part-time bass/baritone. He
has led high holiday services at Chabad of Lexington,
Temple Beth Shalom of Cambridge and at the historic
Adam's Street Shul
in Newton MA
Eli has sung with Kol Tefilah since 2002. He has a special
talent for entertaining our youngest fans.
Jeremy is an alumnus of the Yeshivah of Flatbush
NY. He has led High Holiday services in a number of congregations,
including Beth Israel in Onset, MA, and Congregation Mount Moses
in Lake Waubeeka, CT. He leads services and reads Torah at
various synagogues in the Boston area.
Jeremy is a founding member of Kol Tefilah, and a
former member of The Zamir Chorale
of Boston. Jeremy studies voice with Patricia Stedry of Brookline
MA. He lives in Brookline, MA with his wife Linda and family.
Arnon was born in the great port of Haifa, but grew up at Chabad
, where Kol Tefilah sang at his Bar Mitzvah. That
makes Arnon our first (and so far the only) second generation
of Kol Tefilah! He joined Kol Tefilah in 2002.
Arnon spent much of his life living temporarily in Waltham MA
as a student at Brandeis University. For several years,
Arnon played trumpet in his high school Jazz Band, and at
Brandeis he was elected Music Director of Jewish Fella A
Cappella, an on-campus a cappella group.
Arnon is a filmmaker. Besides making movies, he launched his
company, OxRock Productions,
and created The SunDeis Student Film Festival
at Brandeis University. Arnon teaches film courses at Gann
Academy - The New Jewish High School of Greater Boston.
Jordan Lee Wagner
Jordan is the author of "The
Synagogue Survival Kit
," published by Jason Aronson, Inc.,
and "Siddur Ba-Eir
Hei-teiv --- The Transliterated Siddur
" published on-line.
He frequently leads services at The
Adams Street Shul
in Newton MA, where he also serves as Treasurer.
Jordan has sung in The New York Choral Society, The
Columbia University Men's Glee Club, Columbia's BlueNotes,
and several barbershop quartets. He currently sings
in The The Zamir
Chorale of Boston. Jordan teaches third grade at
Torah Academy, and history at Mesivta. He
has taught music at Maimonides, math and science at Mesivta;
and has directed boys choirs at Torah Academy,
Lexington Chabad, and Maimonides. He operates
a home studio, and produced "summer sings" of new
Jordan joined Kol Tefilah in 1995. He currently leads our Hallel or
Kabbalat Shabbatservices, throws chords for Gary's Musaf and
Gil's Shacharit, and arranges music for Kol Tefilah.
Jordan lives with his wife Sarah (and her cockatiel, rabbit,
cat, fish, frogs, and six chickens) in Newton, MA.
Gil is an alumnus of Telshe Yeshivah
in Cleveland,OH. He
has led High Holy Day services at Congregation Rodphey Shalom
in Holyoke MA and at Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard
in Newton MA. Gil studies voice with Patricia Stedry of Brookline
Gil is a founding member of Kol Tefilah. He and his wife Liz
live in Sharon, MA, where they are enjoying Ze'ev and Ben, their
Gil currently leads our Shacharit Shabbat or Hallel services,
and throws chords for Jordan's Kabbalat Shabbat. Gil
is also the designer of our custom Kol Tefilah kipot
(and our business cards)!
Kol Tefilah Alumni
Sruli is an alumnus of the Mir Yeshivah High School
has studied at numerous yeshivot
since. Sruli sang with the
Toras Emes Choir
under Cantor Silbermintz, and has studied
for many years with Rabbi Meir Fund and Rabbi Joseph Polak. When
in Boston, he led services and chanted Torah regularly at The
and at the Kenmore Square Chabad House
Sruli was also a DJ for Radio Chagiga
, the Sunday morning
Jewish radio show on WERS.
Sruli now resides in Brooklyn, NY, where he sings with Chazzan
Ben Tzion Miller's chior, and also with the Shabbatones. He
has accompanied Michoel Streicher and Yisroel Williger; and accompanied
Yossi Green in a concert at Lincoln Center.
Meir sang with Pizmon, which is a Jewish a capella
group at Columbia University. When he moved to the Boston
area, he sang tenor in The Zamir Chorale
of Boston, and with Kol Tefilah from 1997-2000. He
has since moved to Israel.