Rachel Stock Spilker
Cantor Spilker has served as cantor at Mount Zion since 1997. She 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 Masters degree in Sacred Music and investiture as cantor from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem and New York. Before coming to serve as Mount Zion Temple’s first invested cantor, she served as a student cantor at Temple Sholom in Plainfield, NJ and the assistant cantor at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in New York City. In addition, she has served as cantorial soloist and cantor-in-residence at several congregations across the country. Cantor Spilker enjoys teaching about Judaism and Jewish music to people of all ages through services, special programs and classes. She and Rabbi Spilker have three children.