2010Shalom Rav

Rachel Anne Hersh has served as cantor of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist  Congregation  in Bethesda, Md. since 1996. In addition to a life-long love of music and singing, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in music and Masters’ degrees in social work and Judaic studies. Her cantorial training includes private study with Hazzan Abraham Lubin, and in 2002, she was invested by the Cantor’s Assembly. She is equally at home with Jewish folk music, congregational melody, and classical hazzanut. She delights in serving a spiritual community that is both lovingly devoted to Jewish tradition and embracing of change and evolution.  Rachel has been heard in concert with both locally and nationally known musicians. She is also a rabbinic student with ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal.