Cantor Meara Lebovitz
Cantor Meara Lebovitz, originally from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, finds connection, engagement and creativity through a rich blend of Jewish community and music. Her passion led her to graduate with honours in Music Education from the Hartt School of Music, followed by a Master’s in Jewish Communal Service from Gratz College.
In 2020, she realized her dream of serving the Jewish community and was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. In her own words, “I am a cantor because my Jewish soul speaks the language of music. Music holds power to connect us and to our Jewish story. I am eager to share a passion for Jewish music, community, and vibrancy.”
A central focus in Cantor Lebovitz’s work is the power of relationship building. Her cantorate has been strongly influenced by her clinical pastoral internship at Lenox Hill Hospital and her volunteer work as a disaster responder with the American Red Cross in New York and Philadelphia.
Prior to her ordination, she interned as a cantorial student at Temple Israel in Westport, CT, North Country Reform Temple in Glen Cove, NY, and Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom in Reading, PA.
- Movie: Clue (based on the board game) — I am likely to quote it at any time.
- TV Show: The West Wing and Sports Night
- Food: Grapes — I prefer sweet green grapes, but red will do in a pinch.
- Treasured Object: Necklace with a seashell pendant