Lorel Zar-Kessler

last updated 4/18/2018

Lorel Zar-Kessler

Cantor at Congregation Beth El

Location:
105 Hudson Road, Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States
HQ Phone:
(978) 443-9622

General Information

Experience

SELMADANSE INC

Education

Jewish Music Education , Hebrew College

master degree - education , Smith College

Affiliations

Active Member - Women Cantors' Network

Active Member - Institute for Jewish Spirituality

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LOREL ZAR-KESSLER
LOREL ZAR-KESSLER Singer, Dear Olivia, Streaming Shabbat Lorel Zar-Kessler has served as the Cantor of Congregation Beth El in Sudbury since 1990.

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Clergy - Congregation Beth El Sudbury - A Reform Jewish Synagogue in Boston Metrowest

Lorel Zar-Kessler has served as the cantor of Congregation Beth El since 1990.
In that time, she has led countless kiddush blessings, named babies, taught more melodies for "Adon Olam" than could be imagined, danced around the bimah as Belle in "Beauty from the East," helped numerous young people become B'nai Mitzvah, served potato latkes to the masses, brought theater and live music and dance to our four walls, and missed only one Shabbat evening service because of inclement weather. With the help of the wonderful and participatory Beth El community, she has learned that all music serves as a pathway to inner growth, community strength and, hopefully, to God. Lorel has also taught many workshops in the Boston area focusing on the music of the soul and the joy of communal song. She has led women's seders, is an active member of the Women Cantor's Network, and the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She has studied Jewish Music Education at Hebrew College. Her husband, Arnie, is former head of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston. The Synagogue Council of Massachusetts honored Lorel with a Community Service Award in 2012.

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