HUC-JIR Student Spotlight
Sara was recently interviewed by Hebrew Union College as part of the Student Spotlight Series. She discussed her journey to the cantorate and described her studies in Israel. "My Jewish journey was circuitous, full of twists and turns, but I wouldn’t change it for a second. I am a trained opera singer and classical pianist and began intensively studying music around the age of eight years old."
Sara recently shared her experience visiting East Jerusalem with T'ruah. "It’s been a month since I spent a day in East Jerusalem with 15 other rabbinical and cantorial students as part of T’ruah’s Israel Program. I needed time to gather my thoughts and feelings before writing. We saw a lot that day — the Green Line that was once the border between Israel and Jordan, the Palestinian village of Silwan right outside the Old City, and lots of maps. But what broke my heart was three simple sentences from a seven-year-old child. "