Cantor/Dr. Rhoda J. Harrison was ordained as a cantor in 1993 by the Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion after studying at both the Jerusalem and New York campuses. She has served the Reform community in Baltimore, MD for the past 25 years at Har Sinai Congregation and the former Temple Emanuel. A native of Philadelphia, Cantor Harrison enjoys performing operatic, art song, and theatre literature in addition to cantorial repertoire and has performed on the concert stage throughout the United States. In Baltimore, she has performed regularly at the Cabaret at Germano’s Piattini in Little Italy. Cantor Harrison holds a Doctorate in Jewish Studies and enjoys teaching immensely. Her areas of expertise include Jewish liturgy, the period of Late Antiquity, and cantillation (biblical chant). On May 3, 2018, she received an honorary Doctorate in Music from the Hebrew Union College for her 25 year milestone in the cantorate.
Cantor Harrison plays the guitar, piano and flute. Her spare time hobbies include being a triathlete, runner and crossfitter. Cantor Harrison is also proudly raising and caring for her two amazing daughters, ages 17 and 19.
You can email Cantor Harrison at CantorHarrison@mkorshalom.org.