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We are pleased to announce the High Holiday clergy for 2021/5782.

Rabbi Howard Markose
Cantor Adam Stotland
Reverend Asher Tannenbaum
Shaare Zion choir under the direction of Shimon Radu
Rabbi Schachar Orenstein
Cantor Betzalel Racovsky

Rabbi Dr. Howard M. Markose

Greetings From Rabbi Dr. Howard M. Markose

To Congregations Shaare Zion and Beth-El: I am so excited to be joining you for the month of Tishrei, 5782 as your rabbi and teacher.  I enjoyed my experience two High Holidays ago with the Beth-El community and look forward to a reunion with them and to meeting the members of Shaare Zion.  

Allow me to tell you a little bit about myself.  I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  I studied Hebrew and Psychology at the University of Minnesota, earning my B.A. in 1979.  I received my rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (Conservative), and with my wife, Dr. Judy Markose, moved to Toronto, Canada in 1984 to work with the Jewish community, where I served as rabbi at Adath Israel Congregation and Shaar Shalom over a ten year period.

In 1994, Judy and I, along with our three sons, realized our dream of moving to Jerusalem, Israel.  I am currently a teacher of Bible at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Hebrew Union College and the Academy of Jewish Religion.  I also conduct Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies for families visiting from North America.

I have a PhD in Bible from Bar Ilan University, Israel.  My topic: Metaphor in the Book of Numbers.

I live in Jerusalem with Judy, our three sons and daughter (Israeli born!), and we are blessed with four grandchildren.

Rabbi Schachar Orenstein

Rabbi Schachar Orenstein

Rabbi Schachar Orenstein served as Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim and as Rabbi of the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue of Montreal. He is currently the Co-Executive Director of Aleph Canada. He co-founded Teva Quebec, Quebec's first Jewish Environmental Organization. 

Cantor Betz Racovsky

I live in kibbutz Tirat Tzvi in Beit Sean Valley, and I am the father of five children. I am a software engineering but singing is my passion.

I have served in congregations across the globe including South Africa, Venezuela, UK, USA, Canada and Israel. 

I am happy to be with the amazing SZ family for the 3rd time.

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Services will be Streamed Below

Mon, 2 August 2021 24 Av 5781