The Music of VBS

Music plays a great role within VBS culture. The sounds of VBS are unique to our synagogue; our melodies carry with them our history and soul.

Prayer and niggunim

Cantor Phil Baron (see bio) has written and recorded a number of soundtracks to special VBS services, which can be sampled in the playlists below. He has also composed a number of productions receiving national publicity including David's Quilt, an original libretto about biblical King David that premiered at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Click here to learn more about Cantor Baron's role in David's Quilt >

VBS is also home to long-time Cantor Herschel Fox. Cantor Fox (see bio) infuses his music and service leading with true Yiddishkeit and soulful passion. He also directs the VBS children’s Chazzanut (cantorial) class which helps lead Shabbat morning services.

Our Artist-in-Residence Asher Levy brings a unique talent and perspective to Judaic melodies. Click here to visit Asher's Soundcloud playlist >

Music Director Chris Hardin (insert info here)

The introduction of our T'marim Shabbat Service in 2017, a collaboration of Cantor Baron and Asher Levy, gained the attention of the Jewish Journal. Click here to read the article >

Experience the music of VBS at our wide variety of prayer options, including Shabbat morning main sanctuary services, and Friday evening Rimonim, T'marim and Farbrengen. Learn more about our service options by clicking here.

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