Hazzan Dr. Evlyn Gould, who has served as High Holidays cantor for the congregation the past four years, is joining Temple Har Zion as our spiritual leader.

Cantor Gould received her smicha (ordination) from ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. She serves as an occasional cantor at Temple Beth Israel in Eugene, OR, and at the Aquarian Minyan in Berkeley, CA. The cantor leads Shabbat services, offers monthly Shabbat Alive! Renewal services, monthly Rosh chodesh women’s gatherings, and teaches workshops in Embodied Spirituality and Continuum-infused Movement Meditation.

Cantor Gould is a College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Professor Emerita of French at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Her work there has included issues in Jewish and European Studies. She is partner to Henry Ponedel and mom to Benjamin and Jesse.