Roz Barak

Cantor Roslyn Barak has served Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco since 1987, one year after her graduation and investiture from Hebrew Union College in New York City. Before entering the cantorate, she was a concert recitalist and opera singer, performing in the United States and in Israel,where she lived for three years.

She received her musical training at the Manhattan School of Music
in New York, and was the recipient of several prestigious vocal
awards and honors.

Aside from her numerous cantorial duties at Congregation Emanu-El and the Jewish Community of the Bay Area, Cantor Roslyn Barak appears regularly in concerts around the country and in Europe and Israel. She has toured Germany in recent years in conjunction with the release of her CD "The Jewish Soul". She is also sought after as a lecturer and scholar-in-residence. She has taught and given master classes at the North American Jewish Choral Festival and at Boston Hebrew College, as well as seminars at the Hebrew Union College. She has served on the faculty of the Academy for Jewish Religion in Los Angeles. Cantor Barak also holds a Masters Degreein Clinical Psychology.

She is a member of the Cantors Assembly and the American Conference of Cantors, where she served on the Board and as Chairperson of the Publications Committee, and she was an ACC representative to the Commission on Synagogue Music of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. She currently serves on the Commission on Cantorial-Congregational Relations of the ACC/UAHC and on the Prayer book Editorial Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.

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