Closter shul welcomes new cantor
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Closter shul welcomes new cantor

Cantor Elizabeth Goldmann
Cantor Elizabeth Goldmann

Elizabeth Heymann Goldmann is the new cantor at Temple Beth El of Northern Valley in Closter. Cantor Goldmann was born and raised in Closter. Her family belonged to Temple Beth El, and she was a member of the shul’s original junior choir. After attending Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, Cantor Goldmann went to Hebrew Union College; she was ordained as a cantor and earned a master’s of sacred music. She was the cantor at Temple Beth Torah in Upper Nyack, where she founded the Regional Rockland/Bergen Junior Choir Festival. She also was on the faculty of the URJ’s Crane Lake Camp, and she created a Shabbat Torah study and minyan that has met weekly for over 25 years.

Locally, she volunteers at the MacBain Farm in Closter, for Meals-on Wheels, and the Joe Rasso Hospice Residence in New City. She lives in Nanuet with her husband, Michael, a veterinarian; their children, Shira and Noah; two cats, and six chickens.

Cantor Goldmann joins Temple Beth El for Shabbat services on the Palisades on July 27. 

For more information, call (201) 768-5112 or go to www.tbenv.org.

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