Our Clergy

Our Clergy

Judaism has a two thousand year old tradition of being led by rabbis. “Rabbi” literally means “my teacher”, most appropropriate for a tradition based on learning of sacred texts— the foundational document and symbol for which is our Torah. So, the leading by rabbis is not that of a politician or a CEO, but rather that of a teacher steeped in the wisdom of Jewish tradition, capable of interpreting that tradition in each generation.

The position of the cantor or chazzan is of more recent origin, but the function of the cantor is no less ancient than that of the rabbi. If the rabbi is to teach God’s Torah, the cantor is to lead the congregation in communicating with the Divine in the midst of worship. Together, learning and worship, Torah and Avodah, form two of the three fundamental pillars of Judaism, and jointly lead to the third: Gemilut Chasidim, doing kindness for others.

Please visit the pages under Our Rabbis and Cantors, in the green box to the right of this message, for complete profiles.

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