cantor Sarah Myerson

Yiddish Dance, Cantorial Music

Sarah Myerson is a cantor actively working to bridge the worlds of Jewish religion and Yiddish culture. Her love of klezmer music and background in folk dance drew her to study Yiddish dance at festivals and workshops. Since 2008 she has led Yiddish social dancing and taught workshops and private lessons in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Israel, and Australia. She also coordinated the Yiddish Dance Workshop for Yiddish Summer Weimar (2018, 2019). To deepen her connection with Ashkenazi culture, Sarah has studied Yiddish language at YIVO (NY), the Arbeter Ring (NY), Beit Ben Yehuda (Jerusalem) and Tel Aviv University. Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in composition from the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, Australia. She continues to write and perform new Yiddish and sacred Jewish music, often accompanying herself on banjolele, piano, accordion or percussion. Sarah received her cantorial investiture and Master of Sacred Music degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (NY), and her cantorial commission from the Cantors Assembly. She currently serves the community of Kane Street Synagogue in Brooklyn (NY).

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