Jalda was born in Amsterdam/Netherlands as daughter of Holocaust survivors. When she was 2 her family moved to East Berlin to realize their futile dream of building up a truly socialist society. Cantor Jalda grew up in a musical familiy: her mother, Lin Jaldati, was a famous interpreter of Yiddish songs. Her father, a pianist, conducted the Academy of Music, her sister is violinist.
Jalda Rebling was ordained as cantor in January 2007 by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Schalomi, Rabbi Marcia Prager and Hazzan Jack Kessler. 21 more rabbis and cantors signed her smicha. She is member of OHALAH, an international and transdenominational union of rabbis and cantors (www.ohalah.org, www.aleph.org).
Cantor Jalda gave workshops in Jewish congregations and chavuroth all over Germany as well as in the USA, Holland, Norway and Sweden. She had a lectureship at the Fachhochschule (university of applied sciences) of Erfurt teaching Jewish social workers and also taught at Hebrew Union College in New York, in Elat Chayyim Upstate New York and at the University of Colorado .
Jalda Rebling was the first Jewish female cantor who, together with Rabbi Lynn Feinberg, led Shabbat Services and read the Torah in public in a Norwegian synagogue of Trondheim.
In 2007Jalda Rebling was the first woman who led the High Holiday Services in Lund/Sweden. Since then she officiated there every year on Rosh Hoshanah and Yom Kippur because the congregation is very enthused by her voice and the interactive way in which she conducts services.
Cantor Jalda was one of the designers of Learner´s Minyan in the Synagogue Oranienburgerstrasse in Berlin.
Furthermore, Jalda Rebling is very engaged in the interconfessional dialogue: she held lectureships at the Hans-Seidel-Stiftung/Munich and other non-Jewish organizations as well as being invited to workshops and speeches with interconfessional context.
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