Cantor Rachel Brook
Cantor Rachel Brook is the senior cantor of Anshe Emet Synagogue and serves as the first female senior cantor in the congregation’s 150-year history. Previously, Cantor Brook served as cantor at Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City.
Cantor Brook believes in creating sacred community through song, education, and building meaningful relationships with the people of all ages and abilities who make up a community. As an active conductor, educator, performer, and collaborator of Jewish music, Cantor Brook has devoted her cantorate to amplifying the richness and beauty of our sacred tradition through music and uplifting the voices of others in song and spirit.
Cantor Brook has a growing global audience as part of her vibrant online presence. Her first solo album, “L’chayim Ul’shalom: Songs of Life and Peace” was released in December 2020. She is a featured soloist on over a dozen recordings from her work at Park Avenue Synagogue, B'nai Jeshurun, and collaborations with various Jewish artists including Zamir Chorale and The Max Janowski Society. Rachel is a proud member of the Shul Sisters: A New Cantorial Trio, together with Cantors Rachel Goldman and Laurie Akers.
Cantor Brook was a featured performer on Live with Carnegie Hall. She has sung at Merkin Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and sung opera and concert roles domestically and internationally.