Meet Cantor Wendy Siegel

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In Her Own Words...

"One of the best things I like most about being a cantor is making connections with people and I don't just mean, 'Hi, how are you?'. I mean really hearing their stories. I want people to know that I am here and I'd like to help in any way that I can and I genuinely care. I am also a great listener."


"I love that Judaism is an ever-changing and ever-growing religion. It is constantly being re-interpreted... We go through the same five books of Torah each year and in the same Torah portion we can change our views as the world and society changes. We give meaning to make them relevant."

Background

Cantor: Temple Sinai, Cranston, RI; Cantor Understudy at Temple Emanu-El, Haverhill, MA; Cantorial Assistant at Congregation B'nai Israel, Boca Raton, FL.


Educator grades 4-7 at various temples; After School Program Administrator at the Metrowest Jewish Day School


President of Sisterhood and Hadassah in Simsbury and Trumbull, CT, respectively.

Education

Hebrew College: Master of Jewish Education (MJEd); Cantorial Ordination


The Rabbi Carl and Barbara Benjamin Friedman Scholarship Award 


Scholarship from Univ Scholarship Program of The American Jewish League for Israel 


Jewish War Veterans Scholarship 


The Israel Pollock Memorial Prize for Excellence in Judaic Studies 


Pardes Institute, Jerusalem, Israel; One year program


B.A. in Sociology, Clark University