Born and raised in Los Angeles, Emily is a cantorial student at the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR, class of 2027 and a Weitzman-JDC Fellow in Global Judaism. She is happy to serve as the Cantorial Intern at Temple Shaaray Tefila NYC.

Emily worked as a Program Experience Coordinator at UpStart, working with bold Jewish entrepreneurs. Prior to working at UpStart, her work was focused in arts management, outreach, and education. Her work in development for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra resulted in the highest grossing Gala in the company’s fifty-year history. Passionate about arts outreach and education, at the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, Emily coordinated and supported weekly music education for over 4,500 children in underserved communities. She is an advocate for disability inclusion and justice and has experience helping organizations navigate and prioritize their inclusion practices.

A trained Opera singer, she has performed on operatic and theatrical stages all over the world and apprenticed under Marilyn Horne as a Vocal Fellow at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. She earned her Bachelor’s in Music from UCLA and her Master’s in Music from Mannes College, the New School for Music in NYC. An enthusiastic teacher, Emily teaches voice and music to all ages. She is a proud member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society.

Music is Emily’s ultimate communal tool. From chanting niggunim at Shabbat dinners with family and friends, singing High Holy Days, to musical stage productions singing with a full cast and orchestra, music brings Emily into community. She finds meaning in spending time with family and friends and her adorable cat Breezy.