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Yom Rivii, 25 Tammuz 5774

Cantor Elizabeth Sacks - Cantor/Educator

SacksRaised in Scarsdale, N.Y., Cantor Sacks was invested as a cantor in 2007 from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York. She was the recipient of a Wexner Graduate Fellowship and earned several awards as a cantorial student for Traditional Hazzanut, Talmud and Midrash. She holds a B.A. in Jewish Studies and Music from Harvard University where she was active in Harvard Hillel and music community service programs.

Cantor Sacks served as the Associate Cantor at Central Synagogue in New York from 2007-2012, where she focused on worship, education, and young professional programming. In addition, from 2006-2012, Cantor Sacks was a faculty member of Mechon Hadar - an educational institution that seeks to empower a generation of Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. During her years at HUC-JIR, Cantor Sacks served as a student cantor and educator at a variety of institutions including the Jewish Community Center of Harrison in Westchester County, N.Y., and Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom in Wyomissing, P.A.

Cantor Sacks is married to Elias Sacks, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies and Jewish Studies at University of Colorado, Boulder. Cantor Sacks and Eli and their son, Charlie, live in Lowry.

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