Cantor Colman Reaboi’s career has led him to serve three synagogues in Tampa Bay, FL. In New England he served Temple Torat Yisrael in East Greenwich, RI, Temple Tifereth Shalom in Peabody. and most recently, Congregation Ahavas Achim in Westfield. Cantor Reaboi also served as cantor and educator for Emanuel Synagogue in Oklahoma City. “As a Spiritual Leader, I strive to help connect Jews to Judaism… through study, prayer, a shared history, or a newfound identity. Whether it is connecting spiritually or culturally, Judaism offers something for everyone. Post pandemic, I aspire to create connections between myself and Agudath Achim. Also, to help strengthen the bonds that connect G-d, the Jewish people, and others from outside of Judaism who wish to be included. The Torah commands us to love the stranger in our midst. If we can’t find a place for Interfaith families and for the LGBTQ community, we are closing ourselves off to the reality of who Jews are in the 21st Century.”
Cantor Reaboi is a professionally trained singer who also has extensive experience performing concerts of Classical, Broadway, and Jewish repertoire. Cantor Reaboi attended the Boston Conservatory of Music, where he majored in Vocal Performance and Opera. He is a graduate of Hebrew College in Newton, and of the Cantorial Internship program (CICA) of the Cantors Assembly. He is an alumnus and past soloist of the Zamir Chorale of Boston. He was also a guest cantor for the Prague Jewish Community, where he conducted services, performed concerts, and lectured at the Prague Jewish Museum. Cantor Reaboi is studying to become a Rabbi.
In addition to his Cantorial and musical career, Reaboi served as Jewish Pastor for Brooksby Village Retirement community (Peabody, MA), Jewish chaplain and advisor to the Jewish students at Westfield State University, and Director of Jewish Life and Learning at Camp Tel Noar (Hampstead, NH).
Currently, Cantor Reaboi is the Spiritual Leader of Congregation Agudath Achim in Taunton, MA and is a Rabbinical Student at the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute.