Cantor Faryn Rudnick
Cantor Faryn Rudnick is excited to begin her cantorial career at Temple Beth-El. Prior to joining the Beth-El community, Cantor Rudnick served as the student cantor at North Country Reform Temple, in Glen Cove, NY, from 2010 until her ordination in 2013.
Cantor Rudnick holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from Miami University in Ohio, a Master’s of Fine Arts in Music Education from Montclair State University in NJ, and a Master’s of Sacred Music and Cantorial Ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in NYC. Before beginning her cantorial studies, Cantor Rudnick was a tenured music educator in the Oakland Public School District in NJ. Cantor Rudnick began her music career as a flutist, studying flute for more than 15 years, and boasts that she can play more than a dozen instruments (though in public she’ll only sing or play flute or guitar).
Cantor Rudnick was very active, both on and off the HUC campus, directing and coordinating the annual Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music Composers’ Showcase, participating in many committees for the school, volunteering at the school’s soup kitchen, performing as a guest cantorial soloist in many synagogues, most recently as the Max Janowski Centennial Concert in Chicago in January of 2012, and working with the Union for Reform Judaism to help make the Jewish community more disability friendly. Cantor Rudnick did her senior thesis and recital research in hearing disabilities and the Jewish community, and she hopes to continue the great advocacy work she has done at Temple Beth-El. Working with people with disabilities and making the Jewish community more accessible to those with disabilities is one of Cantor Rudnick’s passions.
When not caught singing everywhere she goes, Cantor Rudnick can be found reading a good book, swimming, taking a Zumba class, out for a walk, watching West Wing reruns, or baking. Cantor Rudnick is the proud aunt of four beautiful and amazing nieces and nephews. Cantor Rudnick was married to Jack Rudnick in October 2013.