Cantorial Soloist at Bnei Mitzvah services – Susan Pinsky Bleeks

Susan Pinsky Bleeks has spent her entire adult life involved in her twin passions of Jewish Education and Music. She & her husband Tom joined Temple Emanuel in 1979 and within a few years she started teaching at the Religious School. Two years later, she became the Education Director of the school – a role she maintained for the next 25 years until June 2009. In 1996, she was asked to be a Cantorial Soloist for the High Holidays, as well as Soloist for the Bnai Mitzvah services. While she retired from singing at the High Holidays in 2005, she continues singing at “her” children’s special days, and is honored to have been part of 185 Temple Emanuel simchas.

Other hats that Susan wears at TE are Caring Community Committee chairperson, Sisterhood Treasurer and Membership Chair, and Sisterhood’s Book Discussion Group founder and Chair. At present, Susan is the Education Director at Bnai Israel, a Sister Reform Congregation in Southbury, CT. Susan, her husband Tom, and their sons Joshua and Daniel reside in Bethany.


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