Allison Teisch, Cantorial Soloist
Cantorial Soloist Allison Teisch creates beautiful music and spiritual worship at Temple Dor Dorim for over 18 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.
On any given day, Allison can be found providing prayer and song for Shabbat Services, leading upbeat Tot Shabbat Services, conducting our intergenerational choir (Generations), directing and performing with our Temple Band (Chutzpah), and/or tutoring B’nei Mitzvah students.
Allison believes that music is a bridge with the power to connect people and our world. Allison especially loves to work one-on-one with Congregants who want to learn how to sing, read music, and song lead. She also leads special programming for women, such as Rosh Chodesh Circles, our Temple’s joyful Women’s Passover Seder, and Jewish Drumming Circles.
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.
Rabbi Norman S. Lipson, D.D. – Emeritus
Rabbi Norman S. Lipson was born in Oklahoma City and moved to Miami, Florida in 1955. Following graduation from the University of Miami, he entered Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio and was ordained in 1972. Rabbi Lipson has served on the national staff of the Anti-Defamation League and served as the spiritual leader of congregations in Mississippi, Texas, and Hollywood, Florida, as well as the Director of the Institute for Jewish Studies of the Central Agency of Jewish Education in Miami, Florida. In 1996 he became Founding Rabbi of Temple Dor Dorim in Weston, Florida and July 2015, became Rabbi Emeritus.
Rabbi Lipson has written extensively for the Jewish Press in the South Florida area, is the creator of Jewish children’s games and is a sought after teacher and lecturer within the South Florida Jewish community.
A past President of The Broward Board of Rabbis, Rabbi Lipson also belongs to the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Greater Miami Rabbinical Association. In 1998 Rabbi Lipson attained his Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Thomas University and is a member of The American Association for Pastoral Counseling. He is a founding participant in The Broward County Rabbis/Pastors Network for Israel and is an active member and supporter of AIPAC.
He is married to Shoshi and is the proud father of Iland and Todd, Aliza and Seth, and grandfather of four brilliant grandchildren.