November 26, 2022 |

Rav Hazzan Ken Richmond

Rav Hazzon Ken Richmond joined the Temple Israel family in the summer of 2006.  He graduated from the H.L. Miller Cantorial School in 2004, a receipient of a Wexner Graduate Fellowship. As Cantor (Hazzan) and Family Educator, he enjoys leading the congregation in participatory prayer and teaching and learning with nursery school students, religious school and day school students and their families, and adults of all ages. He hopes to share his love of yiddishkayt, Jewish learning, mitzvot, and shabbat and holidays with the community.  Ken was a member of the Rabbinical Assembly Mahzor Committee which worked on the Lev Shalem Mazhor. He invites you to download and share mp3s from Music of TI, including Torah and Haftarah trope, and songs and prayers for shabbat and holidays.  He founded and played klezmer violin with the Yale Klezmer band, Klezmaniacs, di bostoner klezmer, and “Fish Street Klezmer” his duet with his lovely and talented wife, Rabbi Shira Shazeer. Ken and Shira are raising their children in a Yiddish speaking household.  Ken enjoys biking, hiking, and swimming when he gets the chance.  In 2015, Cantor Ken was chosen by the Jewish Daily Forward as one of 21 Jewish Voices That Move Us, as part of their “Soundtrack of Our Spirit” series– here is his page.  Click here to email Cantor Richmond.

Musical Compositions

Some compositions can be found in the musical pages of the TI website, including the High Holiday and Friday night pages.

  • Click here to hear and here to see sheet music for Asei Lecha Rav, by Rav Shira & Cantor Ken, written for the MWJDS 2017 Gala.

Words of Torah

Please click here to read words of Torah from Rav Hazzan Richmond.

Videos from Our Celebration of Cantor Ken’s 10th Year at TI

Here is the Cantors Assembly “Sacred Sounds” Hanukkah edition 2015, which includes an article by Cantor Ken.