Position: High Holidays Cantor
Location: Temple Israel, 200 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Temple Israel, a diverse USCJ-affiliated congregation of about 300 families in the New Hampshire seacoast, seeks a cantor to assist in our 5784 High Holiday services.
- Work with our rabbi during 6-8 sessions over the months leading up to High Holidays to plan the services.
- Help to lead all six High Holiday services:
- Erev Rosh Hashanah, Days one and two of Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur morning, and Yom Kippur afternoon/Neilah service
- Tashlich (optional)
- Minimal need for leyning
- No haftorah
Training and experience as a HHD cantor
Knowledgeable of High Holiday liturgy
Familiar with traditional nusakh and contemporary HHD melodies
Skill in leading davening with emotion, soul, passion
To apply, please send the items below to VPRitual@templeisraelnh.org:
Voice recordings of Unetaneh Tokef, Kol Nidre, Ashamnu, and some examples of HHD nusakh, such as the opening section of the Amidah &/or HHD Kaddishes
OR Temple office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 603-436-5301 x10
About Temple Israel
Temple Israel is a diverse, Conservative-affiliated, egalitarian congregation located in the historic seaport city of Portsmouth, NH, about an hour north of Boston. Our members live in the seacoast area of New Hampshire and southern Maine. Our congregation is 300 member households strong; our Hebrew School enrollment ranges between 50 – 70 children.