mitzi-schwarz-profile-photoI am a Cantorial Soloist serving Congregation Makom Ohr Shalom in Encino, CA, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutor, Singer and Performer, Jewish Worship Leader and a Chaplaincy student currently studying at the Academy for Jewish Religion, CA. Rabbi Zalman Schachter – Shalomi has conferred upon me a Certificate of Empowerment, which states that I’ve “brought beautiful and inspiring Sacred Music to Congregation Makom Ohr Shalom, and I have served them as Accomplished Liturgist – Ba’alat Tfillah”.

Whether I am serving on the Bimah at Makom Ohr Shalom, working with B’nai Mitzvah students, singing for a bride and groom on their wedding day, or chanting Jewish liturgy during a funeral service, it is my intention (referred to as “kavannah” in Hebrew) to do what I can to assist those I serve to see and experience the light, love, and specialness within themselves and all life. The title of my new CD is called Remember Who You Are, and I believe that we are all unique, precious sparks of life, created B’tzelem Elohim/in G-d’s divine image. Whether I am singing, performing,teaching, or leading a worship service, I believe, certainly hope, that I am using the gifts that I’ve been given to touch people in positive, life-affirming ways. Enjoy this website, and if I can be of help to you, reach out and send me an email.

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