NEW ROCHELLE, NY, January 16, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Cantor Ronald Broden has been known in the Jewish communities of Long Island, Queens, and Riverdale, NY as a cantor and rabbi for some time. But Cantor Ronald Broden would like to take this time to remind those he serves that simply because he has been a cantor for nearly 24 years and a rabbi for 20, this does not mean that Cantor Ronald Broden has in anyway lost his fervor and love for what he does. The years do not tarnish or dull the work that Cantor Ronald Broden does. There is always something to keep it fresh and this is something that Cantor Ronald Broden loves about his work.
"This is my life," Cantor Ronald Broden said of his work for the Jewish community, "and it is a beautiful life. I'm humbled each day to live it."
Cantor Ronald Broden
received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Music Theory from Vassar College before moving on into a graduate program. In 1990, Cantor Ronald Broden was ordained as a cantor after completing his Master's in Sacred Music from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Cantor Ronald Broden began to work then as a cantor, only to go back to school shortly thereafter, attending Mesifta Adas Wolkowisk/The Rabbinical Academy of Woodmere New York to be ordained as a rabbi.
For 20 years, Cantor Ronald Broden has made good use of all his degrees and titles to serve the Jews of New York State. Cantor Ronald Broden has served as officiant at hundreds of wedding ceremonies, as well as performed an equally large number of baby naming ceremonies, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and funerals. Cantor Ronald Broden has been cantor and musical director in various synagogues, arranged temple choral festivals, taught Hebrew class, directed choirs, and lectured on Jewish liturgy. Still the work does not get old to Cantor Ronald Broden. It is as fresh and interesting today as it was the day he was ordained.
"How could this kind of work get boring?" Cantor Ronald Broden
queried. "Daily, I work with new people, who desire things both new and old for these ceremonies that mark life events. Sure, the ceremonies are generally of the same variety, but the people change. So it never gets old."
In over 20 years, Cantor Ronald Broden has indeed stretched with the times, understanding the changing desires of the communities he serves. Today, Cantor Ronald Broden is willing to perform interfaith wedding ceremonies, as well as civil wedding ceremonies. This is work that Cantor Ronald Broden is pleased to perform for his community and he welcomes the chance to consult with anyone on these non-Jewish ceremonies.
Cantor Ronald Broden
is a member of both the New York Board of Rabbis and the American Conference of Cantors. Over the years, Cantor Ronald Broden has been a scholarship recipient of the Musicians Club of America and a fellowship recipient of the Aspen Music Festival. Through his study and personal interest, Cantor Ronald Broden has become a specialist in Ladino music. Cantor Ronald Broden currently serves as cantor at Shaarei Shalom synagogue in Riverdale, NY.About:
Cantor Ronald Broden's work as rabbi and cantor