Cantor Erin Frankel will conclude her work with the congregation this spring. Her extraordinary accomplishments will have an impact for years to come. Her strategic leadership as a senior member of our clergy team, her caring touch as a pastoral presence, and her visionary transformation of our worship have all confirmed the critical importance of cantorial work. Cantor Frankel's talented approach to music and her establishment of Ani Kinor: The RS Orchestra, will serve as a foundation for our future cantorial leadership.

Our congregation will now enter the Reform Movement's cantorial placement process to seek out a new senior cantor. We are conducting our search through the Joint Cantorial Placement Commission of the Union for Reform Judaism and the American Conference of Cantors. Please direct all inquiries to




Experience the incredible history of the sanctuary of Rodeph Shalom through this special film. Using original footage and interviews with families, you will understand the contribution RS has made to the history of Jewish Philadelphia and progressive American Judaism, and why it will continue to be at the forefront for the next century.


Click the photo to listen to "Adonai Li" from our Sound of Rodeph Shalom cd. This track features Ani Kinor: The RS Orchestra and Makheilah: The RS Choir

(Orchestra: Steve Beskrone, bass; Bob Butryn, clarinet; Jonathan Fink, cello; Marj Goldberg, viola & arranger; Tamae Lee, violin; Joe Nero, percussion; Tom Whittemore, piano)

Cantorial Search Committee

Hank Bernstein, Chair
Kait Yulman, Vice Chair
David Behrend
Jonathan Broder
Lloyd Brotman
Karen Edelstein
Sarah Gitchell
Beth Lashner
Cassidy Leighton
Ned Levi
Michael Hauptman
Susan Pultman
Lindsay Shuster
Jerry Silverman
Paul Snitzer
Rabbi Jill Maderer
Rabbi Eli Freedman
Jeffrey Katz, Executive Director