Temple Israel of Vestal is seeking candidates to serve as the High Holidays Cantor for the coming year, 2020. We are an egalitarian Conservative synagogue. The Cantor should be prepared to lead the principal High Holiday services as the Hazzan with our Rabbi, and to sing, chant, and read the prayers during the services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. An ideal candidate should be able to lead services and blend the traditional Conservative congregational melodies with contemporary melodies, while inspiring congregants to sing with them.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, mp3 or online link for excerpts of singing/chanting prayer service portions, and 3 references to Blake McCabe, Educational Coordinator and Cantorial Search Committee Chair, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject heading “High Holidays Cantor 2020 Application”.
Experience as a cantor for conservative synagogues
Proficiency in high holiday prayers, melodies, and biblical Hebrew
Cantor can be placed with community members for meals during Rosh Hashanah and for Yom Kippur break-the-fast, if they so desire.
Cantor Search Committee Chair: Blake P. McCabe, email@example.com
About Temple Israel of Vestal
Temple Israel, located in Vestal, New York, is a modern, conservative synagogue founded in 1886.