Cantor Emerita Louise


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Cantor Louise Treitman served for twenty years, first as cantorial soloist and then as Temple Beth David’s first Cantor after she completed her cantorial certification in 1998. She became Cantor Emerita in 2008. She is a past president of the New England Board of Cantors, and served on the national board of the American Conference of Cantors (the national association of Reform cantors) from 1999-2005. She helped to found the Jewish Music Institute, now the School of Jewish Music, at Hebrew College now located in Newton, Ma, and for several years, worked as its coordinator. After leaving the pulpit, she returned to Hebrew College where she instructs not only cantorial students, but also those enrolled in the college’s rabbinic, education and music-certificate programs. Cantor Treitman graduated from Wellesley College, Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Music and Judaic Studies. Her continued studies led to a teaching certificate from the Kodaly Musical Training Institute and a MM Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music with honors in Performance of Early Music, specializing in the viola da gamba. She received her cantorial certification through Hebrew Union College in New York and the American Conference of Cantors. In addition, Cantor Treitman was the assistant conductor of the Zamir Chorale of Boston from 1998 until 2003 and also served on their board of directors for many years. She traveled with the chorale on several international tours and has done numerous recordings with them. She is co-director of Il Concerto di Salamone Rossi Hebreo and serves on the board of Mayyim Hayyim, a community mikveh and family-education center in Newton, Mass.