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Rabbi David Shneyer

Born: Lakewood, New Jersey

Education: Graduate of Rutgers University, 1970

Current Home: Washington, DC


Rabbi David Shneyer is the founder, executive director and spiritual leader of Am Kolel and Kehila Chadasha, two trans-denomination Jewish communities based in the Washington, DC area. A musician and cantor, Shneyer also directs the Am Kolel Sanctuary and Renewal Center, an ecumenical retreat near Poolesville, MD. A member of Rabbis for Human Rights and the Montgomery Countryside Alliance, he is devoted to social and environmental justice.

Rabbi/Cantor David Shneyer is a singer-composer, guitarist, clarinetist and leader of the Fabrangen Fiddlers Band. He grew up in Lakewood, New Jersey. After graduating from Rutgers University in 1970 Shneyer moved to Washington, D.C. where he helped to start the Fabrangen Jewish Free Culture Center. Along with fiddler Alan Oresky he created new Jewish liturgical folk music and founded the popular folk and klezmer band the Fabrangen Fiddlers in 1971. This group remains devoted to the rediscovery of Jewish folk music and the development of new Jewish liturgical folk music.


Rights to the music in this collection courtesy of David Shneyer.

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