Within the last several years, our musical accompaniment went from organ most weeks to organ once a month to organ only on the High Holidays to no more organ. Now most weeks feature a guitarist. A digital piano (sounding like an organ for only a few pieces) and a guitar are the musical instruments on the High Holidays.
Some congregants have branded the retirement of the organ as distancing from the dignity and uplifting mood of a worship service and the increasing use of a guitar as too "camp-like" (their words). Others welcome the "church-like" (again, their words) organ's lack of use and like the contemporary musical approach