Kehillah and NPLS appoint Cantor Tamara Wolfson

Cantor Tamara Wolfson

2 March 2018

Cantor Tamara Wolfson has been appointed as the new part-time spiritual leader of Kehillah North London and part-time cantor of Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS).

New Yorker Tamara was brought up with a passion for Progressive Judaism. She graduated from American Jewish University in Los Angeles, California, with a degree in Jewish studies and then entered cantorial school at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.

She said: “Being a cantor brings together so many of the things I care deeply about: synagogue life, prayer, education, pastoral care, music, and most importantly community. I am overwhelmed with joy and excitement and I can’t wait to being this sacred work in the music and prayer of Liberal Judaism.”

Tamara will arrive in the UK in July, subject to successful immigration procedures, to take up her new roles.

Mimi Konigsberg, chair of NPLS, said: “We are honoured that Tamara will serve as cantor at NPLS and we are all very much looking forward to the enhancement and joy we know that she will bring us.”

At Kehillah, Tamara will inherit the role held for many years by her friend and mentor Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu. A spokesperson for the community said: “Tamara will lead Kehillah North London on the next phase of our journey, developing our communal life through prayer, community building, celebration, education, social action and pastoral work. As an added advantage, her specialised knowledge will help us strengthen and develop our existing enthusiasm for participative music in our prayers and celebrations.”


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