Welcome Cantor Olivia Brodsky!

Growing up, Cantor Brodsky was touched by liturgical music and recognized it as an accessible and powerful means of connecting with her heritage and community. She believes strongly in the transcendent nature of music, and its unparalleled ability to both convey and evoke emotion and spirituality. 

Influenced by the musical styles of both Reform and Conservative cantors, as well as her background in both Musical Theatre and Classical music, Cantor Brodsky recognizes that the musical preferences of our community are as diverse as the people of whom it is composed. Cantor Brodsky makes a concerted effort to keep the music of Shabbat and Holiday services eclectic, participatory, and engaging. With a combination of folk, contemporary, classical compositions and chazzanut, she hopes that everyone will hear music that speaks to their souls and accentuates the meaning of our liturgy.

Listen to recordings of Cantor Olivia Brodsky here

Ongoing in the Social Hall: “Creation Series” by Susan Schwalb

“Creation XI,” silverpoint, gold leaf, acrylic on paper, 1987

Susan Schwalb’s “Creation” series was suggested by illuminations in a 14th century manuscript known as the Sarajevo Haggadah, celebrated for its complete set of illuminations of Genesis and Exodus. She has stayed close to the symbolic imagery of the manuscript, with sun, moon and stars rendered by circular forms.

Susan Schwalb, a member of East End Temple, is a leading figure in the Renaissance art technique of silverpoint. Born in New York City in 1944, she studied at Carnegie-Mellon University and has had over 50 solo exhibitions in galleries and museums world-wide. Her work is represented in major public art collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum. For more information, see her website: www.susanschwalb.com.

Viewing hours:

  • Monday-Friday from 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Fridays before and after Shabbat services