Rabbi Nancy Tunick is a Nashville, TN based Rabbi, cantorial soloist and composer who has served congregations in Philadelphia, PA; Meridian, MS; Jacksonville, FL and currently serves as Rabbi and cantorial soloist for Temple B’nai Israel in Florence, AL.
Rabbi Tunick began serving Temple B’nai Israel as their cantorial soloist and composer in 2000 and became the congregation’s spiritual leader in 2008. She graduated from JSLI’s Rabbinic program in July of 2013 and was ordained as a Rabbi.
Rabbi Tunick is a graduate of Temple University with a B.M. in Voice Performance. She began her music career in broadcasting as an on-air personality, music director and news director in various formats of radio and also hosted talk and music video television programming in Meridian, MS; Jacksonville, FL; Key West, FL and in national syndication.
She then moved to Nashville where she served in executive roles at Asylum Records and Warner Bros. Records. She currently is co-owner of GrassRoots Promotion, a music promotion, consulting, management and social media marketing company.
In addition to her rabbinic and cantorial work at Temple B’nai Israel, Tunick is one of the founding Rabbis of the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities, leads weekly Ma’ariv services for Sim Shalom, a non-profit, online community serving Jews around the world who may not have access to a physical congregation, and speaks widely on neurospirituality as well as Jewish beliefs about soul survival. She also presents a moving multi-media experience about Christian rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust, titled “Songs for the Unsung,” incorporating photos, music and words to encourage conscience and courage for Jewish and Christian audiences.
Tunick serves on the Advisory Board for Country Cares for St Jude Kids as well as serving as Music Director for Bravo Creative Arts, a non-profit, youth drama program.