Cantor Tanya Greenblatt – Cantor
Cantor Tanya Greenblatt is a native of Amherst, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Brandeis University, and Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC). She studied at both the Jerusalem and New York campuses of HUC, earned a Master of Sacred Music Degree from the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, and Ordination as a Cantor in May, 2003. At HUC Cantor Greenblatt earned numerous awards, and since her ordination she has been active in the American Conference of Cantors. She has previously served congregations in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, and Florida, including serving at Temple Israel in Tallahassee from 2004-2011. Cantor Greenblatt’s primary goal as a Cantor is to be an integral part of the congregation and participate in all aspects of congregational life, using both her music and personal relationships to create and share moments of holiness. Cantor Greenblatt lives in Tampa with her husband, Scott, and their sons, Joshua, Michael, and Theodore, and their dog, Virgil.
Vikki Silverman — Cantor Emerita
Vikki Silverman served as the Cantorial Director of Education for Congregation Beth Am from 1986 to 2012. She has devoted her life to the field of Jewish Education with the goal of helping to perpetuate the Jewish People. In addition to involvement with Congregation Beth Am, she has worked in the field since 1973 as a religious school teacher, principal, youth group advisor, and/or Cantorial soloist at the following Tampa synagogues and Jewish educational organizations: B’nai Brith Hillel at U.S.F., Hillel School Of Tampa, Young Judea, Temple Schaarai Zedek, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, and principal of Berger Community High School.
Mrs. Silverman has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of South Florida and has Jewish Educator’s Certificates from the Union for Reform Judaism, Hebrew College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and Haifa University. In addition, she has studied and apprenticed with several Conservative and Reform Cantors.
Vikki presently serves as President and CEO of Airite Air-conditioning, however the position she treasures the most is that of wife, mother, and grandmother.