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Cantor Lucy B. Fishbein

Lucy B. Fishbein
Assistant Cantor

Cantor Lucy B. Fishbein began working at B’nai Jeshurun in 2014 as a Cantorial Intern until being named Assistant Cantor in 2017. Cantor Fishbein is a native New Yorker having grown up on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies in 2009 from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Prior to beginning her cantorial studies, Cantor Fishbein worked in Advertising Sales as an Account Manager. In 2012, she began her studies at the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York where she received her Master’s Degree in Sacred Music in 2016.

Cantor Fishbein also cultivated a deep passion for Jewish Education and received her Master’s in Jewish Education from HUC-JIR’s New York School of Education in 2017. Lucy's capstone project as a service learning curriculum for 6th graders She spent a summer at URJ Camp Eisner as the Tefilah Coordinator and Assistant Director of Limud and has since served as a Chaplain Intern at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Summer Cantorial Resident at Central Synagogue. She was the cantorial recipient of the Tisch-Star fellowship in synagogue leadership (2014-17) and the iFellows Masters Concentration in Israel Education (2016-17).

Lucy is extremely passionate about Israel, synagogue transformation and youth work, and sees it as her highest calling to create meaningful and creative Jewish learning and prayer. She travels regularly to Israel and is always looking for new ways to bring Israeli culture and music into her work as a cantor; including writing her Master’s thesis on the Portrayal of Biblical women in Israel Music. Cantor Fishbein now lives in Maplewood with her husband, Eli.

Watch Cantor Fishbein sing Jerusalem of Gold at the 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference

Tue, July 23 2019 20 Tammuz 5779