Our Clergy

Cantor Neil Schwartz is the Spiritual Leader for Temple Emanu-El.

Prior to arriving in Dothan, Cantor Neil served congregations in Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. He was also the sole Spiritual Leader for congregations in Saskatchewan and Louisiana.

Cantor Neil graduated from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1980. He holds a Master of Arts in Religion from the University of Saskatchewan and an Honorary Doctorate in Music from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Additionally, Cantor Neil has received 5 Units of Chaplaincy Training.

Cantor Neil has taught online for Hebrew College in Boston, worked on software programs teaching Biblical and Liturgical chant, and is involved in many local Interfaith activities.

He is a member of several Cantorial professional organizations, including the Cantors Assembly (Conservative) and the American Conference of Cantors (Reform), and teaches for the NewCAJE national Jewish Educators conference each summer.

Cantor Neil Schwartz has led Temple Emanu-El since July 2019.


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