Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Cantorial Search

Welcome to Temple Israel of Boston, the largest Reform Synagogue in New England!

We live Judaism together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact.

If you are looking for a place to try out wildly exciting ideas while deepening connections to Jewish tradition;

if you are excited by the opportunity to work with a supportive team and to grow professionally and personally;

if you love being Jewish and imagining ways to bring meaning and celebration to others’ lives and your own,

if you are intrigued by the many resources and opportunities of living and working in Boston, home to a vibrant Jewish community,

then please consider being part of the Temple Israel family!

View Our Cantorial Position Application

We are conducting our search through the Joint Cantorial Placement Commission of the Union for Reform Judaism and the American Conference of Cantors. Please direct all inquiries to kgreenwald@accantors.org.

Recent Musical Moments at Temple Israel

2013

Karol Musical Weekend with The LeeVees

2013

Erev Purim with Michelle Citrin

2017

Sephardic Qabbalat Shabbat with Dr. Samuel Thomas and members of Asefa

2015

Karol Musical Weekend with Saul Kaye

2016

Karol Musical Weekend with Noah Aronson

2016

Musical Shabbat with Aaron Goldberg & Ali Amr

2018

Chanukah Shabbat with Dan Nichols

2019

Wyner Lecture with The Reciprocity Collaborative and Ilya Vidrin

Cantorial Search Committee

Alison Freedman first came to Temple Israel a decade ago through the Riverway Project. She then taught 7th grade in the religious school for 4 years. Alison served on the Rabbinic Search Committee for our current senior Rabbi. She is currently involved in the Village (Families with Young Children) and is a member of the Board.

Steven Lipsitt is a professional conductor and music educator, who became a bar mitzvah at Temple Israel in 1971, and returned with his wife Mara Krechevsky and children Daria and Caleb in the late 1990s. He joined the volunteer TI Band to see more of his kids, yet while they have decamped, he still sits in with the band. Mara (an educational researcher at Harvard’s Project Zero) sat on the Teen Education Committee, and Steve sat on the Adult Education Committee. Steve has served on faculty search committees at Haverford College and Boston University.

Carol Targum served on the Board of Trustees for 6 years and continues to remain active at on the Center for Adult Jewish Learning Committee, is involved with Rabbi Jacobson on the Spiritual Practice Lab, and co-chairs the Leadership Initiative. Through participation in the Institute of Jewish Spirituality she has gotten to know rabbis and cantors from across the country, which provides a broad perspective of what is happening musically in other congregations.

David Trietsch and his family have been members of TI for over 30 years. He was the founding director of CJP’s synagogue leadership institute and has worked in dozens of congregations in Greater Boston and beyond on issues of change management and leadership transition. In his role as synagogue consultant, David has experienced a wide range of liturgy styles and practices.

Bea Wilderman is a musician with extensive experience in guitar, piano and voice. She served on the boards of Temple Israel, Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center, and American Jewish World Service. She has extensive experience on search committees, including the TI rabbinic search. She has been a member of TI for over 12 years and lives in Brookline with her family.