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Cantor Lucy B. Fishbein

Lucy B. Fishbein
Senior Cantor

Cantor Lucy B. Fishbein was honored to be named Senior Cantor of B'nai Jeshurun in 2022. She previously served the Congregation B’nai Jeshurun community beginning in 2014 as Cantorial Intern, under the mentorship of Cantor Stahl and was named Assistant Cantor upon her ordination from HUC-JIR 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. Her thesis examined the mystical practices of medieval Egyptian Jews. Upon graduating, Cantor Fishbein worked in Advertising Sales as an Account Manager at Vibrant Media. 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 was a service learning curriculum for 6th graders based on the prayer "Eilu D'varim". During her time at HUC-JIR, she spent a summer at URJ Camp Eisner as Tefilah Coordinator, served as a Chaplain Intern at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and as Summer Cantorial Resident at Central Synagogue. She was the cantorial recipient of the Tisch-Star fellowship in synagogue leadership (2014-17).

Cantor Fishbein is extremely passionate about Israel and received her master's certificate in Israel Education through the iCenter. She has since served as a mentor in the iFellows program, a member of the iFacilitate faculty, and a member of the ClergiFellows working group. 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 Israeli Music.

Cantor Fishbein loves to connect with others through her love of music. She sees it as her highest calling to create meaningful and creative paths to Jewish learning, music and prayer and is honored to be a part of the historic and vibrant B'nai Jeshurun community. 

Cantor Fishbein lives in Maplewood with her husband, Eli and daughter Willa.

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

Sun, March 26 2023 4 Nisan 5783