Rebecca Pohl Apt’s Resume

Hill Havurah – Present (1 year 8 months)Washington, DC

Hazzan and Spiritual Leader
Bet Chaverim
– Present (2 years 8 months)Columbia, MD

• Led and created inspiring and meaningful High Holiday and Sukkot services
• Wrote and delivered insightful and expressive Divrei Torah on Yom Kippur
• Officiated at a Bar Mitzvah and aided Bar Mitzvah’s family in spiritual and ritual preparation for the event
• Chanted Kohelet on Sukkot
• Served as a spiritual guide and resource for new, passionate and growing community

Youth Service Coordinator
Adas Israel Congregation
(9 months)
• Led active, creative and exciting services in Junior Congregation on Shabbat for grades 4-6
• Coordinated with leaders of and supervised Tot Shabbat (grade 1 and younger) and Netivot (grades 2-3)
• Ensured smooth execution of all three services every Shabbat morning

B’nai Mitzvah Tutor
B’nai Israel Congregation
(9 months)Rockville, MD
Instructed and aided in preparation of B’nai Mitzvah students

Music Teacher
B’nai Israel Congregation
(10 months)Rockville, MD
• Created inspiring and energizing song sessions for Talmud Torah classes, grades K-4
• Collaborated with Educational Director and other teachers to create an engaging experience for students, teaching Jewish values and culture
• Implemented modern technology and multimedia presentations to enhance songs
• Led active, participatory and educational services during Tefillah (prayer) for grades K-3

Bar Mitzvah Tutor
Park Avenue Synagogue
(8 months)New York, NY
• Instructed and aided in preparation for Bar Mitzvah student

Cantorial School Admissions Intern
The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS)
(9 months)New York, NY
• Met with prospective students and answered questions about the Cantorial School
• Organized prospective students’ visits to the Seminary

High Holiday Cantor
Congregation Ohav Shalom
(1 year 4 months)Albany, NY

Chaplain Intern
JASA-Warbasse Cares for Seniors (4 months)Brooklyn, NY
• Visited with clients living in Warbasse homes in Brighton Beach and used music to aid in times of distress
• Led engaging programs in Jewish Music and Jewish Culture
• Collaborated with social workers to create a complete physical, mental and spiritual care plan for clients

Student Cantor
Temple Beth Ahm (10 months)Aberdeen, NJ
• Collaborated with Rabbi to create and lead engaging Shabbat services
• Delivered meaningful and insightful Divrei Torah and led the service smoothly while the Rabbi was away
• Aided families with B’nai Mitzvah preparation and provided a comforting presence to B’nai Mitzvah on the Bimah

Cantorial Intern
Agudas Achim Congregation
(4 months)
• Tutored B’nai Mitzvah Students and other synagogue members in Cantillation
• Assisted and participated in life cycle events
• Organized a concert with the synagogue band and supervised rehearsals
• Taught and led innovative Lifelong Learning Class on High Holiday Liturgy
• Led weekly Shabbat services, Fast Day and Holiday Services, and Weekday Services
• Organized Tisha B’Av services and Megillat Eicha Readers, and Megillat Ruth readers for Shavuot
• Contributed topical and educational articles to monthly synagogue bulletin

B’nai Mitzvah Tutor/Torah reader
Society for the Advancement of Judaism (4 months)
• Tutored B’nai Mitzvah students and read Torah while Cantor was on maternity leave