Dawn Bernstein - Cantorial Soloist
has been the Cantorial Soloist at Temple Kol Ami
A true product of the Reform Movement; its camps, youth groups and synagogues, Dawn's love for Jewish music was nurtured and developed while both a student and a teacher at many of the synagogue schools throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
t'fillah and songleading skills were enhanced and enriched by many years as both a camper and a staff member at the URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute
in Zionsville, Indiana, where she
was a songleader for many summers.
was also a NFTY songleader.
Sharing and teaching music to students from nursery school through adults has been one of the great joys of her
has created and developed music programs for several Jewish nursery schools in the city, created Junior choir programs, formulated music curricula for a host of synagogue supplementary schools, acted as B'nai Mitzvah tutor and co-ordinator, taught cantillation and Torah reading to both young and older students, taught songleading workshops for future generations of Jewish music leaders, participated in synagogue and community choirs, and led Kol Ami in song and prayer for many years.
can also be heard on the children's recording, Channukah With a Twist by Eleanor, Dawn
, and Dr. Dave.
A graduate of the University of Toronto
with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Judaic Studies and minoring in English literature, Dawn
has always envisioned Jewish music as a facilitation of prayer, ritual, and education.
loves all things Broadway, baseball, word games, and Jeopardy.
is married to Barry and is proud mother to Daniel and Kyle.
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