Cantor Goldberg Travels to Israel

As some of you are aware, Cantor Goldberg will be taking a leave of absence this spring to accompany his wife, Cantor Shoshi Rosenbaum, as she studies in Israel as part of her rabbinical education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Cantor Goldberg’s leave begins on January 15th. From March 15th-April 15th he will be back at WJC and, after spending an additional month in Israel from April 15th to May 15th will return to us full time.  We are delighted to provide Cantor Goldberg with this unique opportunity to be in Israel and look forward his sharing his experiences with us upon his return. Cantor Goldberg will be accessible via email during his leave at

We are happy to announce that Student Cantor Gil Ezring will help lead our traditional and contemporary Shabbat services during Cantor Goldberg’s absence. Gil is a senior in the H.L. Miller Cantorial School (where Cantor Goldberg and Cantor Rosenbaum also attended). Gil grew up in Charlotte, NC, the son of a Conservative rabbi.  He has served student pulpits in Connecticut, Maryland and upstate New York. A songwriter of his own rock-influenced Jewish music, Gil is an experienced song leader and multi-instrumentalist. Gil graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Appalachian State University in North Carolina where he student-taught high school chorus and appeared in several opera roles.

Cantor Goldberg and Gil have already met and will be working together to ensure a smooth transition.  We hope the entire WJC community will join us in giving Gil a warm welcome!

Al Sassoon and Sharon Weinstock
Spiritual Life Committee Co-Chairs

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