Cantor Lipton, of Katonah, NY, has a wealth of cantorial experience in the Reform Jewish movement. She served the Greenwich Reform Synagogue from 2009–2016. She began her cantorial career with Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners, NY from 1991–2005. She worked briefly at the Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, NY, then served at Temple Sinai in Tenafly, NJ from 2008–2009.
In addition to serving on the bima during services, she assists Rabbi Bennett in life cycle events, teaches music in the Religious School, teaches the B’nai Mitzvah class, and expands our musical programming.
Cantor Lipton graduated from a pre-college program at The Julliard School, attended Carnegie Mellon University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the State University of New York at Purchase. She attended the Academy of Jewish Religion for two years in its Cantorial Program.
Growing up in Westchester, NY, she benefited from the musical talent of her father, who played in college as a jazz pianist, and the instruction of her grandmother, who taught piano. Early on, she gravitated to opera. She began her vocal studies at the age of twelve.
In high school, she sang in the Tanglewood Young Artist Vocal Program. She studied classical music at the Conservatoire National à Rayonnement Régional de Nice, France, which is a regional music and dance conservatory founded in 1916.
Soon after her graduation from SUNY, Cantor Lipton sang for acclaimed soprano Dame Joan Sutherland in England, at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced musical Studies, in a master class. She was accompanied by Richard Bonynge, the Australian conductor and pianist.
She has been teaching voice for the last 20 years with a classical technique.
“I am delighted to join Temple Sinai, which is known as a welcoming and affirming congregation I’m especially pleased that this is a ‘singing congregation’.
“My love of music is diverse. I have always had a passion for singing and performing a variety of musical styles. I also find teaching b’nai mitzvah and voice students tremendously rewarding. My biggest spiritual fulfillment however, comes from the marriage of prayer and song. I consider it to be an extreme privilege to be a part of people’s life cycle events.”
You can send Cantor Lipton an email and read more about her on her personal website.