Sarah Myerson (USA; dance)
Cantor Sarah Myerson actively works to bridge the worlds of Jewish religion and Yiddish culture. Her love of klezmer music and background in folk dance drew her to study Yiddish dance intensively at festivals and workshops. She has led Yiddish social dance and taught workshops since 2008 in Europe, Israel, Canada, the USA and Australia.
To deepen her connection with Ashkenazi culture, Sarah has studied Yiddish language at the Uriel Weinreich Program at YIVO, New York, the Beit Ben Yehuda Winter Intensive Program in Jerusalem and the Naomi Prawer Kadar International Summer Program in Tel Aviv.
Sarah received her Bachelor of Music in Composition (Honors) from the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, Australia. She continues to write and perform new Yiddish and sacred Jewish music, often accompanying herself on banjolele, piano, accordion or percussion.
Sarah received her Cantorial Investiture and Master of Sacred Music from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, USA. She has served the communities of Kehillat Netzach Israel (Ashkelon), Congregation Mishkan Tefila (Massachusetts), and Congregation Beth Ohr (New York).
Photo: Rakhkin Ginsberg