Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker grew up in Pittsburgh where she was inspired by her cantor, Mordechai Heiser. She has been a cantor at Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul, MN since 1997 and works alongside her husband, Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker. Cantor Spilker was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1996. Cantor and Rabbi Spilker have three children – Eiden, Mirit and Liam.
There is a myth that Jewish music is "always in a minor key," and often echoes themes of pieces like "Hava Nagila" and "Kol Nidrei."