Cantor Adesnik is a dynamic spiritual leader who works collaboratively to support and enhance synagogue life through her voice and creativity. Cantor is a passionate builder of sacred relationships through teaching and living Torah. Cantor Adesnik is deeply invested in engaging congregants in moving worship, teaching and sharing values of honesty, integrity, community with a deep sense of faith, and empowering congregants as lay leaders.
At Temple Emanu-El, you will find an active Jewish musical life via learning for all ages and exploring Jewish music within and beyond the walls of our synagogue. Musical life at Temple Emanu-El is about community, building a growing liturgical and musical vocabulary, and creating a sacred space for all ages.
Our mission at Temple Emanu-El is to inspire and engage congregants within the walls of Temple Emanu-El and into Greater Metro Atlanta. Music is a universal doorway that encourages a deep connection with Judaism as a foundation for creating lifelong relationships with those in our immediate circles and beyond. Together, through Jewish music, we create a kehilla kedosha, a holy community. We envision Temple Emanu-El as the epicenter of Jewish Music in the South East Region.
We are a multi-generational and dynamic community. At Temple Emanu-El, congregants of all ages
participate in music life, programming and events held at Temple Emanu-El and the surrounding community at large.
We are continually expanding our repertoire of inspiring music and visiting musicians and are committed to creating high caliber technological music and worship experiences. We are a down to earth, grassroots community of people who love music- please come and join us! To learn more please contact Cantor Lauren Adesnik.
Sing and Play
Zimria: our fabulously talented singers in grades 3-6, rehearsals on Religious School Sundays, 10:50-11:40 am, and when we get close to a performance, sometimes once midweek. Join in some fun shabbatot and singing field trips!
ShirHaEsh: our magnificent adult choir. You too can be a part of the High Holy Days and special Shabbatot throughout the year! A beautiful spirit and love of singing are the only requirements. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7:30-9pm.
For more information, and specific calendar dates contact Cantor Adesnik.
Post BM-College: Sing with Cantor! If you love to sing, there are many special opportunities for post Bnai Mitzvah, High School, and College aged students. Contact Cantor Adesnik to learn service music, enjoy solo and more advanced musical work, and more.
Do you play an instrument? Please let Cantor Adesnik know! We are currently building a multi-generational instrumental program alongside our vocal program. Click here to give Cantor your information.
Schmooze and Groove
Come on out and Jam with the Cantor y’all! In the coming months, we will begin to build a once a month gathering of singers and musicians of all ages. Highlights will include workshops in guitar/strings, brass/woodwinds, vocals, percussion, and piano. Schmooze and groove and learn some Jewish tunes.
For more information on any of the above, including specific calendar dates, contact Cantor Adesnik.
Want to know about music, history, Torah & Texts, liturgy and more? Check out our Lifelong Learning and join us!
Become a Patron of the Arts at Temple Emanu-El and join the Cantor’s Circle! Your continued support allows us to grow and gives you an extraordinary opportunity to have inside and in-depths experiences with Temple Emanu-El music.
Listen and Watch
Stay tuned for recordings, videos, music downloads and more. Currently building access to all things music!