BackRoom Boston

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 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.

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Wednesday | May 22 | 7pm

Wednesday | June 26 | 7pm

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

BackRoom Boston Concerts are FREE to attend. Suggested donation would be appreciated. Your contribution helps to compensate the leaders & keeps these musical events coming!!

We thank for their support & help keeping the music alive!

2023-2024 Concert Schedules at BackRoom Boston

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BFNJM Concerts

Wednesday, November 15th at 7pm:
New Klezmer Dances, Volume 1
Thursday, January 18th at 7pm:
Itay Dayan: Hoffman’s Farewell
Wednesday, February 21st at 7pm: 
Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm:
Hadar Ahuvia’s Nefesh + Dance Party
Wednesday, June 26th at 7pm:
Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band
west end lyric

WEL Concerts

Friday, November 17th at 7pm:
@ Somerville Music Spaces 
The Card Game & The Coffee Cantata double bill

Sunday, February 25th at 3pm:
Women of Tin-Pan-Alley,

a cabaret performance with the women of West End Lyric

Sunday, April 7th at 3pm:
L’amico Fritz

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Klezmer Jam Schedule

Sunday, October 15th at 4pm:
Akiva Jacobs, bass  

Sunday, November 12th at 4pm:
Nat Seelen, clarinet

Sunday, December 10th at 4pm:
Zach Mayer, saxophone

Sunday, March 17th at 4pm:
With Mystery Guest Musician

Sunday, April 14th at 4pm:
With Rebecca & Mattias

NEW FORMAT: Each session will have a guest co-leader who will bring their own flavor of klezmer to the jam! 

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