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Cantor David Reinwald

You can reach Cantor Reinwald by calling (412) 421-9715 ext 117. Email Cantor Reinwald

Cantor David Reinwald, a Chicago native, is honored to be a part of the Temple Sinai community. Cantor Reinwald loves music of all styles, and infuses this into his musical leadership and vision. 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.

Cantor Reinwald loves teaching and meeting his students where they are. Some of the greatest moments in his career have been in seeing his students soar to new heights and overcome challenges. He routinely encourages his students to find their highest potential. He has a passion for working with students with special needs and is a trained Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) who has worked in mentoring and advocating for foster youth. 

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 an active member of the American Conference of Cantors (ACC) and a former member of the ACC executive board. He is a current member of the executive board of the Greater Pittsburgh Jewish Clergy Association (GPJCA). He 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 loves connecting with people through the universal language of music and is proud to be a part of the Pittsburgh Jewish community.

Sat, July 13 2024 7 Tammuz 5784