A quarter of a century of brilliant musical leadership was celebrated with a special Shabbat service recently marking Music Director Cynthia Roberts-Greene’s 25th birthday with Temple Emanu-El.
Roberts-Greene is an organist, songwriter, singer, arranger and conductor who holds a BA and MA in Music and has shared her talents throughout the West Coast of Florida. At Temple Emanu-El, she is appreciated not only for her liturgical and musical gifts, but also for her warmth, sincerity and vision.
The service featured some of Roberts-Greene’s favorite musical selections. She also received a glass sculpture and jewelry gift from Temple President Emanu-El Ritual Marian Raupp, Ethel Gross and Mona Salomon, as well as words of appreciation from Senior Rabbi Brenner Glickman.
Recounting God’s first call to Abraham, “You knew, like Abraham before you, a call – to be called to church service,” said Rabbi Glickman. “I can imagine that when you were a young woman winning organ competitions and scholarships, studying music and graduating, if someone said, ‘Cynthia, you are going to be a Jewish music director in a synagogue. for 25 years ”, you would have been as surprised as Abraham was that day!
“Yet it was your destiny. And like Abraham before you, you were a blessing.
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Submitted by Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman
This article originally appeared on the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Cynthia Roberts-Greene Celebrates 25th Birthday at Temple Emanu-El