Yom Sheini, 9 Tevet 5779

Known as the "Cantor's Cantor," Helene Shifrin Reps serves as our Cantor Emerita.

Cantor Reps' musical training began in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, where she pursued lessons in piano, theory, elocution, dance, and clarinet during her childhood. Her musical studies continued at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon. As a college junior, Cantor Reps made her performance debut with William Steinberg and the Pittsburgh Symphony, as soloist in the Mozart Requiem. After college, Cantor Reps taught music in Harlem, while studying with Jennie Tourel and performing in Manhattan. Again she sang with the Pittsburgh Symphony, as well as opera companies and ensembles. She toured both nationally and internationally with the Antiqua Players of the
University of Pittsburgh.

Along with her husband, David, and their young family, Cantor Reps relocated to White Plains. She attended Hebrew Union College, and, in 1979 became one of the world's first female cantors to graduate. The following year, she joined Temple Israel of New Rochelle, first as Cantorial assistant and then as Cantor and music director. She served Temple Israel actively for 17 years, bringing her beautiful voice and musicality, warmth and charm to our community.

While Cantor Reps retired in 1997, she remains active at Temple Israel. Cantor and David Reps have four children and eight grandchildren.

Coming Up

17Dec
12.17.2018 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
STARS (Seniors Together at Retirement)
18Dec
12.18.2018 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Kol Simcha
18Dec
12.18.2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chavaya
18Dec
12.18.2018 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chavaya High School
18Dec
12.18.2018 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kol Sasson Adult Volunteer Choir Rehearsal
20Dec
12.20.2018 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Torah Corps
20Dec
12.20.2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chavaya
21Dec
12.21.2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Talmud with Rabbi Weiner
21Dec
12.21.2018 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Kehillah School Shabbat #1
21Dec
12.21.2018 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Kehillah School Shabbat #2