After growing up in Manhattan, Cantor David Frommer (HUC-JIR/New York ’11) moved to the Middle East and joined the Israeli army. Now a San Francisco resident, he might be heading back to the Middle East — this time possibly to Kuwait — as a member of the Army National Guard. Traditionally, rabbis (not cantors) have served as military chaplains, Frommer noted, but “in the Reform movement, some of the lines between the role of cantor and rabbi have become blurred.” His career choice was a natural for him. “They always say to do what you would do in your free time as your full-time job, if you can manage it. Since I was little, my favorite thing to do has been listening to Jewish prayer services and learning the musical settings of those prayers.”
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