Rabbi/Hazzan David B. Sislen
Deeply rooted in the traditional Eastern European style of hazzanut, Hazzan David B. Sislen began his cantorial training immediately following his Bar Mitzvah, and was first called to lead High Holiday services at the age of 15. Serving in a part-time capacity for several congregations in and around his native Washington, DC, he eventually left a career in stage lighting and set design to devote himself to the cantorate full-time. For the past two decades, he has served congregations in Gaithersburg, MD, St. Petersburg, Florida, and East Rockaway, NY. Rav/Hazzan Sislen has many years’ experience as a teacher, and consultant for cantors and congregations. He is also a published composer of synagogue music. He has served on the Membership Committee of the Cantors Assembly, and currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Synagogue Music. He received his Rabbinical Smicha in 2013, and served as the Rabbi/Hazzan of Temple B’nai Jacob of Wellington, Florida, for three years. Rabbi/Hazzan Sislen is excited to be the spiritual leader of Kesher Zion, the home for traditional Conservative Judaism in Berks County. Come out for services, and bring your friends! KZ is the Place to Be!
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