Cantor Gary Buchwald
began his interesting career at Temple Adath Sharon in Portland, Maine. There he taught trope at the Hebrew school with the emphasis on Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation for reading torah. He has served as Baal Tefilah at the renowned Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island; one of the first beautiful synagogues in the Americas. Besides being proficient in Torah he is also a skilled Baal Megiloth. Cantor Buchwald is called upon on many occasions to chant the Megiloth: Esther, Shir HaShirim, Ruth and Kohelet. In 1993 he formed the a cappella group, Kol Tefilah Choir. This is a five-man choir that performs Zemirot, Nigunim and Chazzanuth for orthodox congregations on Shabbat and in concert. Gary Buchwald is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and is a project manager for the Jewish National Fund in Rockville Centre, New York.