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Cantor Deborah L. Hartman


Deborah L. Hartman has been singing at The Temple since 1987, initially as a cantorial soloist and then in 1998, as The Temple's first Cantor. From the moment she received her certification from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cantor Hartman has held leadership positions in the American Conference of Cantors, serving on its Executive Board, and on its Membership and Nominations committees.

Cantor Hartman has participated in numerous programs in Atlanta including interfaith luncheons, community healing services, women's seders, and Atlanta Reform choir concerts. She is active in the Reform community on a national level as well. Cantor Hartman was given the honor of chanting Torah during the50th Anniversary Jubilee Convention of the American Conference of Cantors held in NYC during the summer of 2003. In November 2005, Cantor Hartman joined Rabbi Elyse Frishman, Rabbi Ken Chasen, and Cantor Don Croll, as together they led Shabbat worship at the URJ National Biennial for a congregation of 5,000 worshipers! In 2007, Cantor Hartman joined forces with Rabbi Ron Segal of Atlanta's Temple Sinai and with the Annointed Voices Gospel Choir fromProvidence Missionary Baptist Church, as they led evening worship at the annual convention of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.

Cantor Hartman has recorded three CD's. The latest, Life, is a compilation of songs and prayers celebrating and commemorating life-cycle events. She can also be heard on The Jewish Wedding Album, a series of songs and processionals for voice and harp. In addition to the above, Cantor Hartman , along with Cantor Barbara Margulis of Temple Kehillat Chaim,conducted her children's choir in a series of songs for young voices called Shiron L'Noar, produced by Transcontinental Music Publications.

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 9 grandchildren.

Wed, September 18 2019 18 Elul 5779