Cantor Carrie Barry
Cantor Carrie Barry comes to Temple Dor Dorim from Temple Bat Yam of East Fort Lauderdale where she served as their interim cantor. With over a decade of experience, Cantor Barry brings to her cantorate a warmth of heart and disposition, creativity and innovation, strong vocal skills with the ability to sing in a variety of styles, inspiring worship and song leadership, musical and Judaic teaching skills for all levels, and outstanding competence as co-clergy for all life cycle events.
During her 10 years at Temple Beth Torah in Wellington, Cantor Barry instituted a number of programs including cantorial concerts, Religious School worship experiences, and a “Rock Your Soul Shabbat” monthly worship service with a band made up entirely of talented temple members. She has written and directed numerous musical Purim spiels including Little Orphan Esther and Little Shop of Torahs. Among many exciting projects, Cantor Barry lead a weekly Shabbat sing-along for the Preschool, organized multiple choirs throughout the year and taught an adult education course entitled “Becoming Service Savvy.”
Raised in Coral Springs, Cantor Barry had the distinction of being named a National Merit Scholar. She attended Vassar College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Religion with both general and departmental honors. Upon graduation, Cantor Barry entered our Reform Movement’s seminary, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, in New York City. She spent her first year of study at the College-Institute campus in Jerusalem and during the remaining four years of cantorial training, she spent a portion of her time serving congregations in New Jersey and Illinois as a student cantor.
At Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion she received the Rabbi Jill Kreitman Prize in Homiletics, the Kreitman Prize in History, the Cantor George Weinflash Sh’liach Tzibbur Award, the Cantorial Alumni Association Prize and the Cantor Norman Summers Award for Excellence in Studies. Upon graduation, she received her Master of Sacred Music (MSM) degree and Ordination as Cantor.
Cantor Barry lives in Coral Springs with her husband Ian and their two sons Blake and Eli. The Barry Family is very excited to join Temple Dor Dorim and is looking forward to forging new and lasting relationships with our congregational family.
Allison Teisch, Cantorial Soloist – Emerita
Cantorial Soloist Allison Teisch has created beautiful music and spiritual worship at Temple Dor Dorim for over 19 years. She has been involved in Jewish Music Education for over twenty-five years and draws upon her wealth of knowledge and experience to bring music to all generations.
Allison is skilled at hands on healing modalities and is both a Reiki Master and a Registered Karuna Reiki practitioner. This journey led her to explore and become certified in the first and second levels of Jewish Energy healing in the “Ohr-Lev” System of Natural Healing with Rabbi Bar-Ami Ben Zion of the National Institute for Hollistic Healing Rehovot, Israel. Allison draws upon these modalities when working with others and creating “musical prayer.”
Allison is happily married to Evan and the proud mother of two daughters, Danielle and Laura. She adores her son-in-law Andrew (married to Danielle) and her grandchildren, Alexa and Nathan.