Musical Talent

Musical TalentCantor Michel Laloum 

Cantor Michel Laloum was born in Belgium, grew up in Australia, and returns to us at TBI after 15 years of study and work in Israel, New York, and most recently in France.

Michel’s studies took him from a Bachelors of Music performance, and a Bachelors of Arts in psychology and philosophy, through to orthodox yeshivot (seminaries) in Jerusalem’s Old City, then to the progressive movements Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, where he was ordained as a Cantor/Hazzan in 2001, on to Rabbinic studies at the Academy for Jewish Religion, with classes at the Jewish theological seminary and New York University.

Joe Stupel, Musical Director

Professional musician and music teacher, Joe arranges our music, leads the choir and provides musical accompaniment for our services. Joe has worked with the TBI music team for 50 years, as organist and choir leader.

Rhondda Hall, Cantorial Soloist

Rhondda is a cantorial soloist, who also sings regularly with our choirs and is a b’nei mitzvah tutor.

Bruce Levin, Cantorial Soloist

Bruce is a cantorial soloist, who also sings regularly with our choirs and is a b’nei mitzvah tutor.

Eli Firestone, Accompanying musician

Eli accompanies most of our choirs on bass, keyboard, organ and on drums.