Sarah Myerson (USA; dance)

Sarah Myerson is a cantor actively working 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 at festivals and workshops. Since 2008 she has led Yiddish social dancing and taught workshops in Europe, Israel, Canada, Mexico, the USA and Australia.

To deepen her connection with Ashkenazi culture, Sarah studied Yiddish language at the Uriel Weinreich Program at YIVO in 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’s degree in composition 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 degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. She has served the communities of Kehillat Netzach Israel (Ashkelon), Congregation Mishkan Tefila (Massachusetts) and Congregation Beth Ohr (New York). Sarah currently serves a variety of Jewish communities in New York City.

Photo: Rakhkin Ginsberg