Cantor David Katz
Cantor David Aaron Katz is a graduate of the Hebrew Union College Institute of Jewish Religion. He was invested as Cantor by Hebrew Union College in 1998.While studying in Israel he was engaged as the leading tenor in the Jerusalem Great Synagogue Choir singing under the Baton of Eli Jaffe and alongside the voice of Cantor Naftali Herstik. He has served as Cantor on Long Island and was also the Cantor of the Raleigh Hotel in the Catskills of New York. Cantor Katz has led services from full instrumental ensembles for Jazz Shabbats to large choirs of adults and children. His vocal and musical expression is built out of the desire to engage congregations in prayer with the use of voice, inspiring all people to join together as one. Cantor Katz is a member of the “The Three Jewish Tenors” along with Cantors Alberto Mizrachi and David Propis. He has sung with the Houston Grand Opera Symphony with Marvin Hamlisch conducting, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, The Queens Oratorio Society Symphony, The Orchestra Cammerate in Italy, The Pan American Orchestra Of New York, The One World Symphony as well as many other prominent orchestras throughout the United States, in addition to singing lead roles in Opera in the United States and Europe. He has appeared in Cantorial concerts in the United States as a guest soloist and artist. Cantor Katz has also sung the National Anthem for the New York Mets at Citi Field and the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum.
Rabbi Emeritus Judith Cohen Rosenberg
Rabbi Judy, as she prefers to be called, is a native of Brooklyn, and previously served congregations in Rochester and Olean in upstate New York and as Rabbi of Community Reform Temple in Westbury. .
A well-known fixture throughout the community and beyond, Rabbi Judy has chaired UJA’s Long Island Rabbinic Advisory Council as well as the current president of the East Meadow Interfaith Clergy Association. Rabbi Judy also serves on the board of Planned Parenthood of Nassau County and works closely with the East Meadow School District administration to assure that sensitivity to the Jewish community is considered in scheduling and programming.
“My love of Judaism and the Jewish people prompted me to become a rabbi,” she says. “I share that appreciation and a deep understanding of Jewish life with our temple family.”
Rabbi Emeritus Harvey Abramowitz
Rabbi Abramowitz serves as Rabbi Emeritus for Temple Or Elohim. He grew up in Brooklyn and was ordained in 1966. He lived in Israel for more than three years and attended the Hebrew University in Jerusalem from 1961 to 1963. The university is ranked as one of the world’s best—four of Israel’s prime ministers over the past decade are among its graduates.
For 14 years, Abramowitz served as associate rabbi with Kehillath Shalom Synagogue in Cold Spring Harbor and serves as chaplain to the Police Surgeons Benevolent Association of Long Island and to the Fraternal Order of Police on Long Island.