CANTOR KATHY ROBBINS
We are delighted to welcome as our High Holiday Chazzan again this year, the well-known and much beloved CANTOR KATHY ROBBINS.
For twenty-six years, Cantor Kathy was the Cantor and Music Director of our local sister-synagogue, Temple Solel in Cardiff. There, her creative contributions include a repertoire of original liturgical compositions in the contemporary ethnic-fusion genre, a Meditation Minyan, Freilich Friday Shabbat Eve Service, Sermons-in-Song with her seven piece band, a Jazzfest open to the community, and Adult Education Wellness Wheel, providing alternative and holistic paths to wholeness, within the context of Jewish spirituality.
Her incredible talent and the warmth of her personality endeared her to generations of congregants, and, especially to the Bar and Bat Mitzvah students whom she guided with tenderness and love.
Cantor Robbins investiture as a Certified Cantor comes the Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion’s School of Sacred Music, and she has completed the Cantorial Leadership Program of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She is a full member of the American Conference of Cantors.
In 1988, she premiered Larry Zimmerman’s “Windsongs,” which was written for her in observance of Yom HaShoah. In 1991, she commissioned Ami Aloni to compose “Diveri Torah” for the Bat Mitzvah of Temple Solel.
Her CD, Shavat Vayinafash - An Island in Time, an album of contemporary music for the Eve of Shabbat, is sublime, and displays the range of her talent and artistry. And, she is the angelic voice on the CD of Rabbi and Ellen’s 20 Minute Kabbalah Chants.
Cantor Robbins, who lives in Carlsbad with her son, Hillel Rubin, brings a lifetime of musical experience, her magnificent voice, her great spirit, and her precious soul to The Elijah Minyan’s High Holiday services. She will be accompanied by Mr. Tom Gannon. We eagerly look forward to davennen with them.