It is with profound heartbreak and immeasurable pain that we reach out to you with tragic news. 
Our beloved Cantor Ilan Mamber suffered a heart attack and unfortunately, he passed away on Tuesday, July 31st.
We have no intelligent words to express our overwhelming grief.

In Memoriam...Read the obituary here.

Read the Memorial article "A Force of Nature"  which appeared in the August 10th issue of The Jewish Standard.

 Copyright 2005, Mark Niederman

Copyright 2005, Mark Niederman

The Talmud teaches that God collects the tears of those who cry for the righteous and keeps them in God's sacred treasure. Cantor Mamber was perhaps the embodiment of righteousness, love, authenticity, and kindness. These are exactly the ways we will navigate these turbulent waters, together, and these are the tears we will cry.

The Board of Trustees of Temple Beth Rishon has respectfully created
The Hazzan Ilan Mamber Memorial Fund. 

What better way to perpetuate Ilan’s passion and tireless energy for all that exists here at TBR
than to dedicate funding to maintain and enhance our building and programming. 

Please consider contributing to this Fund in honor of Ilan’s legacy.
Click here to do so or call the Temple office at 201 891 4466. 

 Thank you for continuing to support our community. 


One of our congregants, Jaime Bedrin, penned a moving article for The Forward entitled "Remembering My Cantor Ilan Mamber."  Read it here.