Cantor Guy Bonné
Cantor Guy Bonné joins Temple Sholom as of July 2022. His introduction appears below:
I was born and raised in Haifa, Israel and began taking piano lessons the week of my 7th birthday. My love of the piano and classical music has expanded and matured ever since. After serving in the Israeli Defense Force as a paramedic, I earned my Bachelor of Music and Arts degree in opera from the Samuel Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University. I then continued my studies at the Vienna Conservatory in Vienna, Austria, Afterwards, I earned my master’s degree in sacred music from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. I was ordained as a cantor in 2005 and became a member of the American Conference of Cantors.
I served in my previous position as cantor of a Reform congregation on Long Island for thirteen years. This experience prepared me to step up to what has been a lifelong ambition to serve as a solo spiritual leader. Temple Sholom now gives me the opportunity to fulfill this dream. I’m thrilled and honored to become the spiritual leader of Temple Sholom. It fills me with motivation, enthusiasm and humility. I’m looking forward to celebrating our Judaism together, learning about our heritage and our uniqueness and exploring our vast and magnificent Jewish music. It is important to me to get to know everybody and to share together the array of life cycle events, so please help me by stopping by my office and introducing yourself.