Cantor Roy B. Einhorn recently celebrated his 35th year here at Temple Israel. He came to our synagogue after graduating from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion’s Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music in 1983. Cantor Einhorn coordinates our B’nei Mitzvah Program and our music program as well as teaches in the Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center, the Religious School, and The Tent. Cantor Einhorn’s experience at TI has been deeply enriched by the opportunities to be with our families for all life cycle events and in pastoral moments during times of illness.
Cantor Einhorn is the clergy liaison to the Marilyn and Mike Grossman Caring Community (now known as TI Cares). TI Cares reaches out to families following a loss, and to families after a birth or adoption. TI Cares sends gifts to our college age students during Chanukah and to our seniors on Purim.
Cantor Einhorn also serves as the clergy liaison to Temple Israel’s Green Team. Known as TI’s “recycler” he has been a strong advocate for changes to lower the carbon footprint of Temple Israel and the homes of our congregants.
For the past 14 years, Cantor Einhorn has been a member of the Joint Cantorial Placement Commission (JCPC). This national commission has representatives from the URJ, the Hebrew Union College, and the American Conference of Cantors. The JCPC establishes policies and procedures while overseeing the placement process for congregations employing cantors.
Cantor Einhorn earned his Doctor of Music from the Hebrew Union College on April 30, 2008. Together with his wife, Cantor Jodi Sufrin of Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, Cantor Einhorn has two daughters, Laura and Jessica, and is now thrilled to have the name of Poppy as the grandfather to his grandson, Kai.