Rachel Stock Spilker
Cantor Spilker came to Mount Zion in 1997 as the congregation’s first ordained cantor and currently serves part-time. She grew up in Pittsburgh where she was inspired by her Cantor, Mordechai Heiser. Cantor Spilker received a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Sacred Music and ordination as cantor from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem and New York. Before coming to Mount Zion, she served as a student cantor at Temple Sholom in Plainfield, NJ and the assistant cantor at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in New York City. Cantor Spilker serves on the national board of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom and is also a board member for National Council of Jewish Women Minnesota and Haydn at Home. She and her husband, Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker, have three children, Eiden, Mirit, and Liam.