Read Rabbi Singer’s article on ReformJudaism.org blog about Lance Armstrong
Press-Enterprise profile about Rabbi Singer
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Rabbi Singer joined Temple Beth El (TBE) as Rabbi and Educator in February of 2008. She has been actively engaged in social justice work, serving as a member of the Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC) Clergy Caucus and as a commissioner for the City of Riverside’s Human Relations Commission. Prior to her tenure in Riverside, Rabbi Singer served at Temple Sinai in Oakland, CA for two and a half years. She also launched two social justice conferences, one in the Bay Area held in November, 2005, the other in Los Angeles held in November, 2007. She is the recipient of the Champions of Justice Award, 2010, from the Riverside Fair Housing Council. Two of her essays have been published in The Torah: A Women’s Commentary.
Between her two pulpit positions, Rabbi Singer served both as Director of the Introduction to Judaism Program for the Pacific Southwest Council of the Union for Reform Judaism, and as Coordinator of a leadership initiative at Hebrew Union College’s (HUC) Los Angeles campus. She grew up in New York City and attended the Lycée Francais de New York from elementary through high school. She holds three Masters Degrees: a Masters of Arts in Hebrew Letters and a Masters of Arts in Judaic Studies from HUC; and a Masters in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she also earned a Bachelors Degree in Comparative Literature. Rabbi Singer was ordained by HUC in 2003.
Prior to attending HUC, Rabbi Singer spent twenty years as a television producer and programming executive, primarily for national public television (PBS) and primarily in news and public affairs. As executive producer of a national documentary series, POV , she won two national Emmy awards. She also co-created and produced a national preschool series, The Puzzle Place , designed to help children respect and appreciate diversity. Rabbi Singer is married to actor/acting teacher Jordan Lund. She is also the aunt of seven nieces and nephews with whom she is very close.
Read sermons and articles in Rabbi Singer’s Corner here.
Photos by Robert Sirotnik and Alexander Weinstock
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Dr. Robert Sirotnik (who prefers Cantor Bob) has been the cantor at Temple Beth El since 1971, and practicing as a cantor since 1969. He received his cantorial training from famed cantors Philip Moddel and William Sharlin. Though officially responsible for music at TBE, Bob and his wife Barbara are at least as renowned for their immeasurable depth of caring. Dr. Sirotnik is also TBE’s choir director and a well respected dentist in our community.