Leah Shafritz is a fourth year cantorial student at Hebrew Union College. She grew up in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and, more recently, lived in Boston where she earned a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance, magna cum laude, from The Boston Conservatory. After graduating, Leah worked at Congregation Sha'aray Shalom on Boston's south shore as the youth advisor, 7th grade teacher, and music specialist, before moving to Jerusalem for the first year of the HUC Cantorial program. For the past two years she served as the student cantor at Port Jewish Center on Long Island, as well as a B'nai Mitzvah tutor at Shaaray Tefila.
Leah is thrilled to be expanding her role at Shaaray as the cantorial intern, and is looking forward to working with and learning from the amazing clergy, and getting to know the community! Leah may be reached at [email protected].