Dov Rosenblatt will be joining Sherith Israel as Shaliach Tzibur, or Cantor-in-Residence, for eleven months beginning this July. In addition to leading davening regularly, he will be responsible for new programs for both adults and youth, with a special focus on music. Among these programs, Rosenblatt will be leading a Tefilla Songwriting Workshop, including exploring the meaning of the prayers and then writing songs expressing those themes.
A graduate of Yeshiva University, Rosenblatt is an accomplished musician who has composed music for Netflix and Dreamworks. With Blue Fringe and The Wellspring Music LLC, he has performed for Jewish audiences internationally, including the United States, Israel, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Canada. In addition to composing and performing, Rosenblatt has extensive teaching experience with elementary, middle, and high school students. In all of his teaching endeavors, he focuses on collaboration, creativity, and meaning.
Dov is married to Aura, and they are the proud parents of Kol, Nava, Shlomo, and Esther. The family is looking forward to being part of the Sherith Israel and Akiva families, engaging with the Nashville Jewish community, and enjoying the Nashville music scene. Dov is also looking forward to working with - and learning from - Sherith Israel's Cantor Emeritus, George Lieberman, who remains a beloved part of the Sherith Israel community and will continue to have an important role in the synagogue's services and educational programs.