Cantor Karen Weber Gilat Visiting Cantor at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati

Monday, November 3, 2003

Cantor Karen Weber Gilat is the Visiting Cantor at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati for the 2003-2004 academic year.

Cantor Gilat is originally from Hartford, Connecticut and is a graduate of Trinity College (English and Theatre/Dance). She was invested at HUC-JIR's School of Sacred Music, and has served as a cantor in diverse worship settings in the Midwest, South, Northwest and Canada. She has created original scripts and prayer materials, performed movement/theatre pieces in synagogues and interfaith settings and was a contract chaplain in a men's medium security prison.

As Visiting Cantor this year, Karen Weber Gilat will lead several worship services and workshops on campus and will be a cantorial resource for rabbinical students. Cantor Gilat will be available, by appointment, to meet with students for assistance in the area of Jewish music. 


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu