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Deborah L. Hartman joined The Temple staff in 1987 as a cantorial soloist under the direction of then Music Director, Wally Zimmerman.  She was the fourth to assume that role, following in the footsteps of David Margules (now Cantor), Shelly Cohen, and Nancy Kassel (now Cantor).

In 1993, Deborah started on her path to become a certified cantor. Her learning led her to study privately with Cantors Isaac Goodfriend z”l, David Goldstein, and Scott Colbert.  In 1998, Deborah received her certification from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, and joined the clergy team at The Temple.  From that moment on, Deborah has been an active member of the American Conference of Cantors, serving on its executive board, membership and nominations committees, and most recently as co-chair of their annual convention, held in Atlanta in June 2019. At The Temple, Cantor Hartman oversees all musical moments and works in coordination with the Breman Education Center’s b’nei mitzvah program.

Cantor Hartman grew up in Livingston, NJ, and graduated from Livingston High School. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Ithaca College. Before her life at The Temple, Deborah taught general music in the public school system of Homer, NY and later became an instructor of vocal studies at Western Kentucky University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Mercer University/Atlanta.

Cantor Hartman married Sanford Hartman in August of 2012. Together they have 5 children and 10 grandchildren.

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