Dear Isaiah Community,

It is our pleasure and joy to announce that Cantor Randall Schloss will be joining the Temple Isaiah clergy team serving as our cantor beginning July 1, 2022. 
Cantor Schloss has over 20 years of experience and comes to us after six years serving Temple Israel of New Rochelle, NY. He brings to us his many talents leading vibrant, diverse worship for all ages, and as a composer of sacred music, as an educator and as a caring collaborator and colleague. Cantor Schloss, a leader in the Reform movement, is well-known for creating an environment of engaging, participatory worship through a rich blend of musical traditions, including his own compositions. He is equally at ease chanting our most sacred and traditional High Holy Day melodies, conducting choirs, inspiring children in fun family worship, and leading varied volunteer and professional musical ensembles in joyous and uplifting Shabbat worship. We were fortunate to have Jessica Dabney lead our cantorial search committee, which included representatives of many facets of our diverse, multi-generational congregation. After a thorough selection process, the choice was unanimous that Cantor Schloss is the perfect fit to be Temple Isaiah’s fourth official cantor, following in the footsteps of Cantors Nadell (z’l), Kent, and Coyot and will be a terrific collaborator to Rabbi Frimmer, Rabbi Klein Miles and Rabbi Cohen and will work with staff and leadership to strengthen the bonds of the entire community. With great gratitude, we list the search committee below.
If you missed the opportunity to hear Cantor Schloss during the selection process, you can listen to a sampling of his music here.
Cantor Schloss has a varied career in music as a classical singer both on the opera stage and in concert, as a teacher of voice and music theory, and as a choral conductor and music director. He began his journey into the world of Jewish music in 2000 as a singer and composer. His compositions combine traditional liturgy and modern poetry with musical elements of eastern European nusach and chazzanut, Israeli and Sephardic folk music, classical and twentieth century Reform repertoire and contemporary pop and jazz. His setting of Elohai N’tsor was published in Transcontinental Music’s Shabbat Anthology VIII.
He received his ordination and a Masters Degree in Sacred Music from the School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Cornell University and a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. He has served on the faculty of The Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music in New York and the Hebrew College School of Jewish Music in Boston and currently serves on the Executive Board of the American Conference of Cantors. In his spare time, he has been known to run the Boston and New York Marathons.

We look forward to offering each of you many opportunities to worship, celebrate and get to know Cantor Schloss and his family, wife Leah Schloss and daughters Maya and Sonya when they join us this summer.

Rabbi Dara Frimmer
Senior Rabbi
Allie Samek
Temple President

Search Committee:

Jessica Dabney
Susan Bartholomew
David Chiu
Steve Fox
Jeffrey Glaser
Gloria Greengard
Rachel Gutkin
Helene Korn
Gabriel Mann
Jonah Shabsis
Madeline Wolf