WESTFIELD – Cantor Colman Reaboi has joined Congregation Ahavas Achim as its new Spiritual Leader. Cantor Reaboi succeeds Rabbi Efraim Eisen, who has served the synagogue since 2015.
Cantor Reaboi’s career has led him to serve three synagogues in Tampa Bay, Fla. In New England he served Temple Torat Yisrael in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, and Temple Tifereth Shalom in Peabody. Most recently, Cantor Reaboi served as cantor and educator for Emanuel Synagogue in Oklahoma City. Cantor Reaboi is a professionally trained spiritual leader and singer who also has extensive experience performing concerts of classical, Broadway, and Jewish repertoire.
“As a Spiritual Leader, I strive to help connect Jews to Judaism…through study, prayer, a shared history, or a newfound identity. Whether it is connecting spiritually or culturally, Judaism offers something for everyone,” said Cantor Reboi about his new home at Ahavas Achim. “As a human being, I desire to create connections between myself and my new community…to help strengthen the bonds that connect G-d, the Jewish people, and others from outside of Judaism who wish to be included. The Torah commands us to love the stranger in our midst.”
Cantor Reaboi attended the Boston Conservatory of Music, where he majored in Vocal Performance and Opera. He is a graduate of Hebrew College in Newton, and of the Cantorial Internship program (CICA) of the Cantors Assembly.
He is an alumnus and past soloist of the Zamir Chorale of Boston. He was also a guest cantor for the Prague Jewish community, where he conducted services, performed concerts, and lectured at the Prague Jewish Museum.