Cantor Barry Reich, a fifth generation Cantor, has been serving as Peninsula Temple Sholom's Bar Mitzvah and Tefillah teacher, as well as Choral Director, for four decades. He is loved for his approachable style, sense of humor and comforting voice.
Cantor Reich participates, with the Rabbis, in worship services and life cycle events.
The Cantor received his education first at The Breed Yeshiva in Los Angeles and later attended the Ross McKee Conservatory of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree. In 1979 he received his Hazzan commission from the Cantors Assembly of the Jewish Theological Seminary.
In August 2007, Cantor Reich received his Rabbinic ordination, or smicha, from the Israel Institute of Religious Studies. He is also a member of the Cantors Assembly.
Study Music from the Cantor
Torah 'n Tephilote
(Bar/Bat Mitzvah study)
Looking for the Torah blessings? You can listen to the tracks below, or follow along with these transliterations:
BEFORE THE READING (click to listen)
Barchu et Adonai ham'vorach.
Baruch Adonai ham'vorach l'olam va-ed.
(Repeat this line after the congregation recites it.)
Baruch Atah Adonai, elo-heinu melech ha-olam, asher bachar banu mi-kol
ha-amim v'natan lanu et Torah-to. Baruch Atah Adonai, noten ha-Torah.
AFTER THE READING (click to listen)
Baruch Atah Adonai, elo-heinu melech ha-olam, asher natan lanu Torat emet,
v'cha-yei olam nata b'to-cheinu. Baruch Atah Adonai, noten ha-Torah.