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Members of Kol Tefilah

Gary Buchwald Hear me
Gary Buchwald
Gary leads festival services at The Concord Hotel in Lake Kiamesha NY, and High Holy Day services at Congregation Sharay Tphiloh 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, N.Y.

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 Nussbaum Hear me
Jeremy Nussbaum
Jeremy is an alumnus of the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn 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 Shorr
Arnon Shorr
Arnon was born in the great port of Haifa, but grew up at Chabad of Lexington, 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 Wagner Hear me
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 Jewish music.

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.

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Gil Yehuda
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 MA.

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 young boys.

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 Federman Hear me
Sruli Federman
Sruli is an alumnus of the Mir Yeshivah High School, and 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 Carlebach Minyan, 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 Green
Meir Green
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.