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Welcome to Forums – the GTM Questions Help-Line

We at the Guild of Temple Musicians are always looking for ways to help our membership directly and in real-time.  You have questions, we have answers.  Our membership is diverse, and our expertise abounds.  Forums is an interactive real-time resource that is available to our membership through the website.  You post a question, and we will answer it.  Here is how it works:

STEP 1: Login to

STEP 2: Click on My Account and select Forums or go directly to:

STEP 3: Select a relevant Forum discussion, topics include: Tech Talk, Employment, Minhag, For Sale etc.

STEP 4: Post a question or answer a question using the form.  Questions and answers may be followed via email, by clicking the box marked “Notify me of follow-up replies via email”.

Have a question or suggestion for a new topic forum? Simply email the webmaster, Marla Aviva Bentley, and I will be happy to assist you.



Crowdfunding: a new source of support for artistic projects

By Beth Hamon

In 2002, I wrote letters to everyone I knew asking them to support my efforts to record my first album of mostly-original Jewish folk music. This was before Facebook, Myspace and ReverbNation existed, which meant I wrote those letters and mailed them out by hand (more…)

L’Dor Vador: A Family Leads Together

We all do what we do so we might pass on our Jewish heritage, both in words and in song, to the next generation.  Our beloved Tory May (who ‘dat!) enjoyed a unique experience this (more…)

Copyright Compliance: Do the Right Thing!

by Steve Cohen

“Thou shalt not steal.” – Exodus 20:15

These words, along with the rest of the Ten Commandments, adorn the sanctuaries of most of our temples and synagogues.  (more…)

Music on the Balanced Bimah

by Michael Isaacson, Ph.D

The following is a speech given by Dr. Isaacson during the panel presentation at the New York Jewish Theological Seminary on November 10, 2003. It is printed here with his permission.


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