High Holiday Cantor

Temple Israel Portsmouth | Portsmouth, NH, United States

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Posted Date 12/30/2022

Position: High Holidays Cantor

Location: Temple Israel, 200 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Temple Israel, a diverse USCJ-affiliated congregation of about 300 families in the New Hampshire seacoast, seeks a cantor to assist in our 5784 High Holiday services.


Training and experience as a HHD cantor

Knowledgeable of High Holiday liturgy

Familiar with traditional nusakh and contemporary HHD melodies

Skill in leading davening with emotion, soul, passion


Work with our rabbi during 6-8 sessions over the months leading up to High Holidays to plan the services.

Help to lead all six High Holiday services:

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Days one and two of Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur morning, and Yom Kippur afternoon/Neilah service

Tashlich (optional)

Minimal need for leyning

No haftorah


$8000–$10,000 based on experience, includes mileage and home hospitality

To apply, please send the items below to [email protected]:

Cantorial resume

Voice recordings of Unetaneh Tokef, Kol Nidre, Ashamnu, and some examples of HHD

nusakh, such as the opening section of the Amidah &/or HHD Kaddishes

Three references

Contact info:

[email protected]

OR Temple office, [email protected], 603-436-5301 x10

Salary8000.00 - 10000.00 Annual
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
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