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A Word from Rabbi Schulman - 8/28/2020

Cantor Amy Daniels

It is my pleasure to introduce to our congregation Cantor Amy Daniels. Cantor Daniels will be leading all the musical portions of our service during the High Holy Days.

She was ordained as a Cantor from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion School of Sacred Music in 1985, at which time there were less than thirty-five women cantors in the Reform Movement nationwide. Previous to her cantorial studies, she received a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts Degree from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied modern dance and music education.

Amy Eisenstein Daniels grew up in Cleveland Ohio, where she credits her family's pastime of singing Hebrew songs around the dinner table with implanting her love of Jewish music. “I continue to explore ways that our rich Jewish musical and cultural heritage can create community and enhance our experience of spirituality.”

Cantor Daniels served for thirty years as Cantor of Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield, New Jersey. After retiring two years ago, she and her husband Scott moved to Rossmoor in Walnut Creek to be closer to family in the Bay Area.

Over the past number of weeks, I have been working closely with Cantor Daniels as we plan our High Holy Day services. I appreciate her gracious spirit and professional expertise.

Our congregation will have an opportunity to meet Cantor Daniels at our Shabbat Service next week. I am sure you will come to appreciate her as I do.

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