I was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in a vibrant and bustling Jewish community. I was always deeply connected not only to my Jewish identity but to the experience of connecting with my community through music and prayer. I always knew I wanted to be a cantor and in 2012 I began my pursuit of that life-long dream. Since then I have had the privilege to receive the Tisch-Star Cantorial fellowship for the class of 2017 and has been honored to serve many wonderful communities. These include Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Central Synagogue and Temple B'nai Jeshurun where she served as Cantorial Intern for 3 years until being named Assistant Cantor in 2017. I proudly continue to serve there as Senior Cantor today.
I received my BA in Religious/Jewish Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 2009. My undergraduate thesis addressed the intersection of Sufi and Jewish mystical practices in the Middle Ages. I was also the musical Director of my college a capella group, The Trinitones!
After spending a summer at URJ Camp Eisner, I was inspired to begin my studies as a Religious Educator as well. I received a certificate in Israel Education from the iCenter and my Masters in Religious Education in the spring of 2017 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. My passion for Israel and Israeli music would become the focus of my masters thesis & senior recital; "HaTishma Koli: Voices of Biblical Women in Israeli Popular Music." I was ordained as Cantor that same spring, also from HUC-JIR.
I currently live in Maplewood, NJ with my husband, Eli and our daughter, Willa. They enjoy cooking all kinds of cuisine and taking walks with our adorable dog, Bernie.
I see it as my highest calling to help individuals, couples and families to add meaning to their lives and connect to Jewish tradition. Have a question or want to connect? Please be in touch!