In the September 27, 2019 Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, cantor at Congregation Beth El, Voorhees, NJ, discusses the spiritual and prayer value of music in Jewish life with host Rabbi Richard Address.
About the Guest
Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro grew up on Mercer Island, Washington, in a rabbinic home, instilled with a love of Judaism and music. From an early age, she knew she would continue the long family line of rabbis and cantors.
Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro holds a BA in Near Eastern Studies and Music from the University of Washington and a degree in sacred Jewish music from the Cantors Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. At her investiture as a Hazzan, she was awarded the Jacobson Memorial Prize in Hazzanut. As a cantorial student, Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro held the position of Assistant Cantor at New York’s prestigious Park Avenue Synagogue. Upon investiture, she served as the Hazzan at Tifereth Israel Synagogue in San Diego for 13 years. She came to Congregation Beth El in 2004.
Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro was among the first 12 women to be inducted into the Cantors Assembly, the professional organization of Conservative cantors, where she currently serves as the International President. Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro lives in Voorhees with her husband Stephen and their children, Rebecca and Joshua. Contact Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro at email@example.com. You can also visit her website, https://alisapomerantzboro.com/, for information on her concert performances and CDs of her music,
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min, is the Founder and Director of www.jewishsacredaging.com. Rabbi Address served for over three decades on staff of the Union for Reform Judaism; first as a Regional Director and then, beginning in 1997, as Founder and Director of the URJ’s Department of Jewish Family Concerns and served as a specialist and consultant for the North American Reform Movement in the areas of family related programming. Rabbi Address was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1972 and began his rabbinic career in Los Angeles congregations. He also served as a part time rabbi for Beth Hillel in Carmel, NJ while regional director and, after his URJ tenure, served as senior rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ from 2011-2014.