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Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph. D. is a Jewish institutional leader, author, and sought-after public speaker. Previously, Rabbi Sabath served Ohavay Zion Synagogue and is a senior scholar of the Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood. Rabbi Sabath also served as Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought and Ethics at Hebrew Union College (HUC) and led a four-campus team to achieve strategic goals. Prior to her national role at HUC, Rabbi Sabath served as Vice President of the Shalom Hartman Institute. Ordained at HUC, Rabbi Sabath earned a Ph.D. at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is currently completing two books: the first on the development of covenant theology in the thought of Eugene Borowitz, David Hartman and Yitz Greenberg and the second, co-edited with Rabbi Prof. Rachel Adler, on gender and ethics in Jewish thought.

Born in Boston, Rabbi Sabath also spent part of her childhood in Minneapolis. At an early age she fell in love with the ideas and debates of the Jewish People and with our language and land. Rabbi Sabath made Aliyah, married a fourth-generation Israeli and gave birth to three Israeli children. At the same time, she never lost sight of what her parents taught: we must each also be a citizen of the world concerned about all people, human society and our climate.

In 2013, Cantor Alexandra S. Fox earned a Bachelor of Science in Music History from Hofstra University in New York and served as a Chaplain Intern while undergoing her Clinical Pastoral Education course at Northwest Memorial Hospital in Chicago, earning the Compassionate Cantor Prize from the Reform Cantors of Chicago. Cantor Fox earned a Master of Sacred Music and Cantorial Ordination from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Debbie Friedman School of Music. After graduating at the top of her class, she served for two years as the cantor at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame, California where she created a pop-up adult choir and a children’s choir.

Cantor Fox’s journey to the cantorate began when she was eight years old, inspired by her beloved childhood cantor. Originally from Michigan, Cantor Fox is a keyboardist, guitarist, and composer and is particularly excited to work with our many volunteer musicians. She is warm, engaging, experienced, and is looking forward to putting down roots in Baltimore.


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Sat, December 4 2021 30 Kislev 5782