Cantor Alan Sokoloff is the new cantor at Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley in Woodcliff Lake.
Cantor Sokoloff grew up in Sharon, Mass., and was a protégé of Cantor Harold Lew at Temple Israel of Sharon. He continued his cantorial studies with master Cantor David Bagley in Toronto and was a member of the Cantors Assembly class of 1990. He held positions in Albany, N.Y., and Des Moines, Iowa, served as cantor of the Westchester Jewish Center in Mamaroneck, taught at Solomon Schechter School of Westchester for 12 years, and continues to volunteer in the school community.
He is an active member of the Cantors Assembly and a founding member of Kol Hazzanim: The Westchester Board of Cantors. In addition, he will receive his rabbinical ordination this month. He and his wife, Erica, are the parents of Arielle and Ranan.