Cantor Erin Frankel's Installation
Friday, November 2, 2012
Service & Installation at 6pm
Installation Dinner at 7pm
The Board of Trustees of Congregation Rodeph Shalom invites you to join them in honoring Erin R. Frankel, on the occasion of her Installation as our Cantor.
Cantor Roy Einhorn & Rabbi Ronne Friedman of Temple Israel, Boston, MA will join us as honored guests.
Please RSVP for the Installation Dinner:
Adults- $48 per person ($53 at the door)
Children- $15 per child ($20 at the door)
Mail checks to Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 615 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Attention: Marcia Biggs
Please note if you will need any vegetarian meals
About Cantor Frankel:
Cantor Erin Frankel received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in Political Science. She received her Cantorial Investiture and Master of Sacred Music from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2003. Cantor Frankel spent the next six years after her Investiture at Beth Emet The Free Synagogue in Evanston, Illinois. As their Cantor, she worked closely with the clergy team on Beth Emet’s Shabbat Initiative which created a machzor and original music for the family High Holy Day worship service. With an emphasis on joy in worship, Cantor Frankel formed a synagogue band to play monthly; collaborated with their music committee to create Kol Emet: The Jewish Music Project, a concert and educational series for the purpose of exposing the congregation to popular trends in Jewish music; collaborated with the Second Baptist Church; and recorded CDs with both the Early Childhood Program and the Youth Choir. Cantor Frankel’s love of music is ever present in her speaking and teaching about music. For each of the four weeks of Elul, she chose a song from popular culture in which she saw themes of the High Holy Days and subsequently spoke about the music and lyrics. She also designed adult study courses about inspirational Jewish music with discussions centered around both the music and the themes found in the songs.
Rabbi William Kuhn describes Cantor Frankel as “warm and caring with a keen intellect, and the ability to understand the meaning and essence of Jewish prayer. She knows how to create a flow and a movement throughout a prayer service and she understands how to work with congregants to create the kind of uplifting and transformative worship service that will attract the diverse population within our congregation
Even before Cantor Frankel entered HUC, she was dedicated to both music and teaching. After graduating from Columbia University in 1996 with a degree in Political Science, she served as a soloist, music teacher and B’nai Mitzvah tutor at Temple Israel in Boston where she celebrated her B’nai Mitzvah and Confirmation, from 1996-1998. While a student at HUC-JIR, she served as student cantor at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue in New York City, as Jewish educator at Camp Charles Pearlstein in Prescott, Arizona, and as an intern at Transcontinental Music Publications, the music publisher of the URJ. In 2002, she was awarded the Cantor Israel Goldstein Prize for excellence in traditional chazzanut and for displaying the qualities of warmth and integrity so valued in the cantorial profession.
About Cantor Einhorn & Rabbi Friedman from Temple Israel, Boston:
Cantor Roy B. Einhorn was named the Cantor of Temple Israel in 1983, upon his graduation from the Hebrew Union College. Cantor Einhorn is the Coordinator of the B’nei Mitzvah program. He works with the Pre-School, Religious School and High School programs. Cantor Einhorn is responsible for all musical aspects of worship at Temple Israel, including Shabbat, Festival and High Holiday services.
Rabbi Ronne Friedman has served as the Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel of Boston since 1999. Prior to that he was at North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe, Illinois and Temple Beth Zion of Buffalo, NY. He graduated with a B.A. with distinction in English Literature from Lafayette College in 1969, and received his Masters of Arts in Hebrew Literature from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion from which he was ordained in 1975. He was awarded a Doctorate (honoris causa) from the same institution in 2000.