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Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D. an American-Israeli leader, author, and public speaker, is the Inaugural Senior Rabbi at Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation (HSOSC) in Baltimore. Ordained at Hebrew Union College (HUC) in NY, Rabbi Sabath also holds a doctorate from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). 

Prior to coming to Baltimore, Dr. Sabath served on the faculty of HUC as Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought and Ethics and led a four-campus team. Rabbi Sabath was Vice President of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem where she directed leadership programs. She wrote a monthly column for the Jerusalem Post, and has published pieces in The Times of Israel, and Haaretz. Her Divrei Torah, sermons, columns, and articles can be found here.

Currently she serves on the editorial board of the CCAR Journal of Reform Judaism and is at work on two volumes, one on Jewish Peoplehood and the other, co-edited with Rachel Adler, on ethics and gender. She also teaches Jewish leaders around the world with the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, and the Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood.

Rabbi Sabath is an alumna of the Wexner Foundation Graduate Fellowship and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Recently, Rabbi Sabath was selected to be a scholar of Our Common Destiny-- a partnership between philanthropists, the Israeli Foreign Ministry and Former Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin, and is currently part of the founding leadership team of Global Jewry, an international project to bridge internal divides within the Jewish people and external challenges from those who wish to do us harm.

Read her weekly Divrei Torah here.

Cantor Alexandra F. Marcus is Inaugural Cantor at Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2013, she 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 Marcus 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 Marcus' journey to the cantorate began when she was eight years old, inspired by her beloved childhood cantor. Originally from Michigan, Cantor Marcus 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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