830 West Moreland Blvd
Waukesha, WI 53188
Cantor Deborah Martin - Spiritual Leader
Cantor Deborah Martin - Spiritual Leader

Cantor Deborah Martin grew up in New Jersey and began her musical training taking piano lessons, and then later, voice lessons. She trained classically and received a Bachelor's of Music with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a Master's of Music from the Boston Conservatory of Music. She has performed in opera throughout the United States and did her debut as Rosina in the Barber of Seville with the Boston Symphony.

Cantor Martin attended the Hebrew Union College (HUC) School of Sacred Music's long distance program and studied with mentor Cantor Ron Eichaker (formerly of Temple Emanu-El in Milwaukee), took courses at UW Madison, and studied with Temple Educator Larry Kohn for five years. In 1997, she obtained her degree as a Certified Cantor from the School of Sacred Music at HUC. She served as cantor for 24 years at Temple Beth-El in Madison, Wisconsin, before joining Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha as its first woman Spiritual Leader.

As a clergy person, Cantor Martin is able to perform all of the duties that a Rabbi can perform, such as life- cycle events, marriages, Brit Milah, B'nai Mitzvah, funerals, etc. She is certified through the Prepare / Enrich pre-marital program and has done pre-marital counseling for many of the wedding couples for whom she has officiated. Cantor Martin helped develop the B'nai Mitzvah program and has tutored countless B'nai Mitzvah students, as well as, taught in the Hebrew School at Temple Beth El. She loves to help congregants of all ages find joy in their Jewish heritage and to be involved in many ways at temple, whether it is through going to services, classes, participating in the music, programs or social events. She also feels there is a strong need to reach out to the interfaith community to build understanding and friendships with people of all faiths.

Cantor Martin has two grown children and a granddaughter. Besides her passion for her family and her clergy work, Cantor Martin owns a horse and enjoys horseback riding in her free time.

Phil Musickant - Principle
Phil Musickant - Principal

Phil was born in Milwaukee and was raised in Fox Point. He graduated from Nicolet High School in 1974. Phil has bachelor's degrees in English and History and a Master's Degree from UW-Madison. He also has five teaching licenses and an administrator's license from UWM. Phil taught for 26 years and recently retired from the Milwaukee Public Schools. Phil's family was a member of Congregation Sinai in Fox Point, where Phil attended religious school and where he received his Bar Mitzvah and his Confirmation (and where, many years later, he would be married to wife Stephanie - 23 years and two children later!).

In 1967, Phil joined Habonim, Labor Zionist Youth and through their programs began a life-long commitment to Israel (summer 1972; a year on a kibbutz 1974-75; two-week trip in 1982). Phil first taught at Congregation Sinai in 1972-73 while in high school and then taught for two years in the mid-1980's, while in college. Phil became the principal of the religious school of Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha in the fall of 2001. Among his interests are gardening, chess and all of the sports teams of our great city and state.

Marcy Hotz - Temple Administrator
Marcy Hotz - Temple Administrator

Marcy Hotz was born and raised on Milwaukee's northwest side. She graduated from Washington High School and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Marcy's career has included positions in office administration and financial planning. She also worked in Milwaukee's city hall as Office Manager for former Mayor Henry Maier and as a Legislative Assistant for the Common Council President. She retired last year from General Electric in Waukesha after 18 years as an office administrator.

Marcy has been a member of Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha for nearly 20 years. She served on the Board for about a decade in various roles, including president. In addition, she has chaired and served on numerous committees. She is currently a vice president on the temple's Sisterhood board. Marcy also is one of the editors of the CEEW bulletin.

Marcy is married and has two grown sons and two grandchildren, a boy and a girl. She and her husband Jim enjoy travelling and are members of the Badgerland Miata Club. Marcy enjoys gardening, bird watching and astronomy.