Annie BornsteinAnnie Lynn Bornstein received Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Voice from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Following a notable ten year career on the professional operatic and concert stage, Rabbi-Cantor Annie L. Bornstein made the decision to answer the call to serve the Jewish people. She also earned a Masters in Sacred Music from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City, was invested into the Cantorate in 1989  and ordained Rabbi in 2010.

“I feel particularly blessed to have answered a calling that affirms my values, my beliefs, my skills and my particular talents. To love my work and to find personal fulfillment while touching others, has given supreme meaning to my life.”

—Rabbi Cantor Annie Bornstein

Rabbi-Cantor Bornstein is the recipient of the Paul Kwartin Award for Excellence in Vocal Artistry, the Rabbi Steven Pearce Award in Human Relations and the Rabbi Alan Smith Prize for excellence in Rabbinic Texts. The recipient of a full scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music, Rabbi-Cantor Bornstein received full subsidy for cantorial investiture from Congregation Emanu-El in New York City. She has served congregations across the country, gaining a wide and varied experience throughout her pulpit career. Rabbi-Cantor Bornstein had the great honor of becoming the first Cantor of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, Texas in its great history.

Hear Rabbi-Cantor Bornstein

Hear Rabbi-Cantor Annie Bornstein’s rendition of Ben Steinberg’s setting of Shalom Rav, a prayer for peace.

Rabbi-Cantor Bornstein has performed in concerts in synagogues throughout the country, bringing her extraordinary stage presence, magnificent voice and warm, engaging persona to many communities. Rabbi-Cantor Bornstein has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Conference of Cantors as well as the Joint Cantorial Placement Commission of the ACC. Cantor Bornstein may be heard on the recently released Transcontinental Music Recording of Yamim Noraim. This 6 CD set of High Holy Day music is the first of its kind in the history of the Reform Movement.

Embodying the Jewish Heart and Soul, Rabbi-Cantor Annie Bornstein is happy to serve the Jewish people in all its aspects.