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Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer is honored to serve Congregation of Reform Judaism as a member of its dedicated clergy team. Since 2002, Cantor Jacki has strived to combine her two greatest passions, Judaism and music, to help create vibrant and warm worship, educational, and life cycle experiences for all members of the CRJ congregational family. Cantor Jacki is an active member of the American Conference of Cantors (ACC) and currently serves as Vice President of Member Relations and External Partnerships. Cantor Jacki is a passionate advocate of social justice issues and serves as the ACC liaison to the URJ Commission on Social Action and serves on the URJ Biennial Resolutions Committee. She has served as Secretary of the ACC. She is a member of the Guild of Temple Musicians, the Florida Association of Cantors, Associates and Soloists (FOCAS), and the Women Cantors’ Network. She has served as a member of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and the Community Council on Spirituality and Aging. Cantor Jacki is a graduate of the 2010 cohort of the Kellogg School of Management’s Program for Jewish leaders and the 2012 cohort of Kol Zimra in Albuquerque, NM. Cantor Jacki is proud to be the conductor and co-founder of the New HaZamir Orlando chapter.
Cantor Jacki feels strongly about the importance of Jewish music and arts education for both adults and young people. Cantor Jacki strives to develop new ways to approach Judaism’s rich and diverse cultural heritage with all members of the community. She is proud to have developed programs at CRJ that offer opportunities for congregants of all ages to explore their creative passions in a Jewish setting including the Temple Choir, Kol Tikvah (Voice of Hope) Junior and Youth Choirs, Shir Joy Teen Ensemble, the Shirim Ensemble, and the Jewish Theatre Collective. Her lifelong love of Jewish learning and spiritual development is evident through her work with B’nai Mitzvah, Adult B’nai Mitzvah, Chai-er Learning programs, Cultural Arts Collective, and the Rosh Chodesh Group at CRJ. Cantor Jacki received her cantorial certification from Hebrew Union College – Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music in 2007 and her B.A. degree from Emerson College.