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Cantor Emeritus Robert Scherr

Hazzan Emeritus Robert Scherr served as our Cantor from 1976 through the spring of 2005. During his tenure, he helped to define Temple Israel’s identity as a congregation of Torah readers, training hundreds of ba’alei kriah (individuals acting as Readers from the Torah at services). Hazzan Scherr received the Jewish Theological Seminary’s 2002 David Putterman Cantorial Award for distinguished and excellent service. Hazzan Scherr currently serves as the associate chaplain at Williams College in western Massachusetts and remains active in the leadership of the Cantors Assembly.