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Cantor David Reinwald

Cantor David Reinwald, a Chicago native, is thrilled to join the Temple Sinai community. With a passion for music of all styles, Cantor Reinwald considers himself a music aficionado. He holds a Bachelors in Music, Media, and Jewish Studies from Indiana University – Bloomington and was ordained as a cantor by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music (DFSSM) in New York in 2006.

Cantor Reinwald is inspired by Jewish music that is both classic and contemporary, and also has a specialization in music written and performed during the Holocaust. His research is archived in the collections of the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. and at Yad Vashem in Israel.

Prior to joining Temple Sinai, Cantor Reinwald served Temple Beth Sholom of Santa Ana, CA, Temple Anshe Sholom of Olympia Fields, IL, Congregation Beth Israel of Austin, TX, and was the student cantor of Temple Beth-El of Jersey City, NJ. He also worked as a hospital chaplain intern at Beth Israel Hospital in New York. 

Cantor Reinwald is a member of the American Conference of Cantors Executive Board, where he has served on various committees, and is also a past chair of the student recruitment committee of the HUC-JIR DFSSM Alumni Association. Several of Cantor Reinwald’s compositions are published by Transcontinental Music Publications, and his album Here I Stand is available through all music streaming platforms. He is the creator and host of the unique podcast Tropeful, studying Torah through the perspective of the trope (cantillation) system. Cantor Reinwald is a dedicated advocate for foster youth through his work with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and a passionate representative for the work this incredible organization does on behalf of children in the foster care system. Cantor Reinwald loves connecting with people through the universal language of music and is proud to be a part of the Pittsburgh Jewish community.

Sun, August 14 2022 17 Av 5782