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Rabbi Sigal Brier

Rabbi Sigal has years of experience as a congregational rabbi. She is a scholar, spiritual mentor, inspirational teacher and also an artist and musician, with training in religion, psychology, art, yoga, and meditation.

Israeli born and raised she has resided in the Philadelphia area most of her life. She has Master degree in Jewish Studies and another Master degree in Organizational Psychology. She presented at TED, and was featured on CBS Sunday Morning news and NPR: National Public Radio. She is a long time faculty at the prestigious Kripalu Center in the Berkshires.

Rabbi Simon

Rabbi Richard    Simon

Once a month Rabbi Simon leads us in Shabbat prayer, Torah study, and special spiritual events. He also teaches Kabbalah. He was ordained in 1985 by the great contemporary kabbalist, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l.

He served for 30 years as senior rabbi at Temple Har Zion in Mt. Holly, N.J.  A student and seeker of spirituality for the past 40 years, he has studied with teachers of Sufism, Western Mysticism, Wicca, and Shamanism. Rabbi Simon also is a teacher and monk at the Pine Wind Zen Center in Shamong, N.J.

Rabbi Elliot Strom

We are thankful to have had Rabbi Strom who is well known in Bucks County as Founding Rabbi and now Rabbi Emeritus of Shir Ami.

He lead High Holy Days and other programs in the past few years. We have benefited from his humor, warmth, experience, knowledge, and deep insights.

He retired in 2014 after 35 years as the full-time senior rabbi.  In 2015 Rabbi Strom completed and published his first novel, Rabbi, Run.

Cantor Paul Frimark

Cantor Frimark leads many ritual services at Temple Judea including some Shabbats and Munchkin Minyans. He works with our B’nai Mitzvah students and conducts the services as they become B’nai Mitzvah. He also guides Torah study on some Saturday mornings. 

He developed his love of singing and Jewish music as a member of the Temple Sinai Youth Chorale. In High School, he formed a Jewish rock band, N’shamah, which later morphed into Shir Chadash, the “go-to” band in the area for Jewish music for 25 years. During these years, Cantor Frimark was emcee for many Israel Independence Day celebrations and performed at rallies in support of Soviet Jewry.

He served as cantor of Ohev Shalom of Bucks County for 20 years where he officiated or co-officiated at countless life-cycle events. Cantor Frimark is a graduate of Gratz College Jewish Community High School, Temple University, and earned a graduate certificate and a Master of Arts in Jewish music from Gratz College.


Sat, August 24 2019 23 Av 5779