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 Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D is Inaugural Senior Rabbi at Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom   Congregation in Baltimore, Maryland. (HSOSC is the Newest and Oldest Reform Congregation in the   country.) Previously, Rabbi Sabath served Ohavay Zion Synagogue, and Shirat HaYam Synagogue as their   Rabbi. She has also served as Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought and Ethics at Hebrew Union College   (HUC) and for over a decade as Vice President of the Shalom Hartman Institute. Ordained at HUC-JIR,   Rabbi Sabath earned a Ph.D. at the Jewish Theological Seminary. 

 She is the co-author of two books: Striving Toward Virtue: A Contemporary Guide to Jewish Ethical Behavior,   and  Preparing Your Heart for the High Holydays. She is also at work on a collection of essays on Jewish   Philosophy as well as a volume, co-edited with Rabbi Prof. Rachel Adler, on gender and ethics in Jewish   thought. 

Read her weekly divrei Torah here.

Cantor Alexandra S. Fox is Inaugural Cantor at Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregationin 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 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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