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Update on the Preparation of the Cantorial Search
December 15, 2018
We want to apprise the congregation as we move forward to begin the search for a new cantor. We know that we can never replace our beloved Cantor Roy Einhorn. What we do want is to continue is the legacy of Jewish music and love of Jewish tradition that Cantor Einhorn has spent his career nurturing and fostering at Temple Israel. As we prepare to search and interview candidates this coming summer and fall, we want to make sure that our Temple Israel members’ thoughts and voices are integral to the process.
As Rabbi Zecher leads the search, she has a dedicated Cantorial Search Committee, including: Ali Freedman, Steven Lipsitt, Carol Targum, David Trietsch, Bea Wilderman, and Rabbi Soffer, all of whom are eager to hear your thoughts. Please learn more about each committee member in the bios below.
- Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Focused on Religious School parents and members of Leadership Council
- Friday, February 1, 2019 following Qabbalat Shabbat for an Oneg conversation
- Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Shabbat morning following Torah study
- Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Focused on adults
- Thursday, February 7, 2019: Focused on parents of teens/college students
- Wednesday, February 20, 2019: Focused on adults
- Saturday, March 2, 2019 before Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat (at Temple Israel)
- Thursday, March 7, 2019: Focused those with upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah age children in the next few years
- Friday, March 8, 2019 before Shabbat Sing (at Temple Israel) at 9:00 a.m.: Focused on families with younger children
We look forward to hearing your thoughts and reflections as we go forward. Every change has opportunities, even with the sadness that accompanies it. We feel positive about what might be possible and encourage you to lend your voice to this new chapter of the life of Temple Israel of Boston.
Senior Rabbi Board President
Cantorial Search Committee Bios
December 15, 2018
A Clergy Update
May 6, 2018
To our Temple Israel family,
Our beloved Cantor Roy Einhorn will complete his long and distinguished service to our congregation and will retire on June 30, 2020. At their most recent meetings, the Board of Trustees and Leadership Council approved Cantor Einhorn’s contract for the next two years and for his emeritus status with Temple Israel after that.
Over the 34 years of his career here, Cantor Einhorn has brought integrity, kindness, compassion, and a profound sense of professionalism to every task. We have benefited from his presence, musical artistry, and humor in everything he has done. He is loved by countless B’nei Mitzvah students and their families, children in the FJECC Preschool who storm the bima to hug him, and everyone who has sung in his choir or played in the band. His presence at thousands of life cycle events has brought comfort and joy. Time and again he has enriched our lives in myriad ways and we will certainly miss him. Happily, we do not have to say goodbye quite yet. For now, Cantor Einhorn’s focus and ours is on his work in the congregation.
Over the course of the next two years we will have many opportunities to celebrate Cantor Einhorn. If you would like your name added to a list of those who want to help honor and celebrate him, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the coming months, Rabbi Zecher will be launching a cantorial search process and we will keep you informed and involved. As much as we know that it will be impossible to replace Cantor Einhorn, we will strive to find someone who will keep Temple Israel a place filled with beautiful music.