The Joys of Music Come Alive at The Boston Synagogue

Reimagining. Creating. Re-Inventing and Re-experiencing

Music is fundamental to our common Jewish heritage & connections.  While some are spiritual Jews others find their identity through cultural experiences such as music – & The Boston Synagogue delivers!

BackRoom Boston is becoming the downtown Boston hub for rising Jewish talent – & the creators of new Jewish cultural experiences.  It’s about music made by Jews, or in a Jewish style, or performed by Jews, or music with Jewish subject matter.  We have it all – & there’s more to come!

Experience the diversity of genres drawing from the rich Jewish cultural experience – ranging from New Jewish music, Klezmer/Roma, neo-Klezmer, Jewish folk-music, Yiddish, Ladino, Nigunnim, Israeli/Middle Eastern & other country influenced — to jazz, blues, popular and classic music — & from other genres that defy description. The beauty of this musical range is that they blend live performances with joy, hope, discovery, reflection & connection.

The Boston Synagogue is located in downtown, making it a convenient meeting point for local musicians – whether as a performer, composer, recording artist, or launching a new album. We are an incubator of sorts – nurturing young talent.

boston festival of new jewish music

BackRoom Boston Presents the Boston Festival of New Jewish Music

A free monthly concert series presenting original music drawing from the Jewish cultural experience.

The festival is focused on presenting Jewish music that is new, performed by rising composers and performers. This is an exciting monthly series on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. It is available In-person and on zoom. Learn more

Backroom Boston is a 501(c)3 so donations are tax deductible.

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We thank JAC, CJP & the Forward for their support & help keeping the music in downtown Boston alive!

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klezmer jam

BackRoom Boston presents other Music Programs such as Klezmer Jam!

A free Sunday evening jam session, bringing Musicians of all skill levels together to explore the magic of Klezmer!

Bring your instrument or come and just enjoy the sounds of Klezmer. Slow-Jam at 5:30 for beginners and amateurs. 7:30 Fast Jam begins! Learn More


And there’s more Music! Check BackRoom Boston’s Changing Moments!

Changing Moments is part of a new music program at BackRoom Boston that is hosting rising stars.

  • Mamaliga with Rebecca Mac & Mattias Kaufmann
  • Levyosn featuring Adah Hetko, who has ‘earned a reputation in the world of Yiddish & klezmer music for her fresh approach to Yiddish songs,’ that bridges Eastern Europe & American folk music. This rising star is part of the new Yiddish Renaissance!
  • Other performers such as Zach Mayer’s Biblical Ballads Concert, an original composition!

We thank CJP for their support & help keeping the music in downtown Boston alive!

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