Rabbi Don, Leora, and Udi Cantor are excited to be a part of the Johns Hopkins community. While Udi is only one year old, everyone can tell he’s pretty psyched.

Rabbi Don Cantor is a third generation Richmonder. He attended Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon, Shevut, Israel for two years, graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in philosophy and received rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Chaim Ozer Chait. Rabbi Cantor taught gemara at the Yeshiva of Virginia boys’ high school and held rabbinic internships at the Riverdale Jewish Center and Keneseth Beth Israel. He was also the programs director and head counselor for Baron Hirsch Camp Darom.

When he isn’t wishing he could whittle, Rabbi Cantor likes hiking, biking, and any sport or other activity that might keep him outside. Most of all, Rabbi Cantor loves spending time with his wife, Leora, and their son, Udi, who was born in May of 2017.

Leora Cantor was also born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She attended Sha’alvim for Women in Jerusalem and graduated from Yeshiva University with a degree in Judaic Studies. During her time in YU, Leora was involved in the drama society, was a Resident Advisor, and co-chaired Stern’s dance show,. Leora also earned a bachelor’s in the science of nursing from Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing and began her nursing career in cardiology. During her summers off, Leora served as head of kitchen and camp nurse for Baron Hirsch Camp Darom. She married Rabbi Cantor in 2013. Leora enjoys spending free time outdoors, or indoors with a hot cup of coffee and browsing Pinterest.