CANTOR MEARA LEBOVITZ
Cantor Meara Lebovitz is thrilled to join the Temple Beth Sholom family. Cantor Lebovitz was ordained by Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in May 2020. The Cherry Hill, NJ native is a proud graduate of the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music where she earned honors in her major, Music Education. After a detour into television news production, she earned a Masters in Jewish Communal Service from Gratz College. Cantor Lebovitz was serving the Jewish community long before deciding to pursue the path of the cantorate. She spent time working in the Philadelphia and South Jersey Jewish communities as a synagogue program manager and JCC Judaic director. She has been privileged to serve as cantorial intern to the communities of Temple Israel in Westport, CT, North Country Reform Temple in Glen Cove, NY, and Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom in Reading, PA. In addition to her congregational work, Cantor Lebovitz’s cantorate has been profoundly impacted by her Clinical Pastoral Internship she completed at Lenox Hill Hospital as well as her volunteer work as a disaster responder with the American Red Cross in New York and Philadelphia.
“When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.” Cantor Lebovitz looks forward to bringing Martin Buber’s words to life as she gets to know each member of the Temple Beth Sholom family.