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Our Cantor

Cantor Shulie Hersh, a graduate of the Academy for Jewish Religion, became Beth Sholom’s first-ever cantor in July 2015. She serves the congregation in a variety of musical and educational capacities. Her beautiful voice enhances and brings a spiritual warmth to our Shabbat and holiday services.

Cantor Hersh serves the congregation in various capacities. She conducts the music program for the synagogue’s Early Childhood Center, leads the monthly Tot Shabbat program and the Rosh Chodesh women’s group, trains B’nai Mitzvah students, and leads all holiday and some Shabbat services.

Cantor Hersh brings diverse experiences to her role as part-time director of the musical component of Beth Sholom’s programs and services. Prior to joining Beth Sholom, she served as a cantorial intern at two synagogues in Israel, as a student cantor at Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim in Cranford, N.J., and as head prayer coordinator at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. She also helped preteens prepare for their B’nai Mitzvah.

Cantor Hersh is married to Rabbi Jordan Hersh, who is Beth Sholom’s full-time rabbi. They met while living and studying in Jerusalem. In her free time she enjoys writing music, as well as cooking, gardening, hiking, traveling and yoga. They have two young sons, Ziv and Edden.

Contact Cantor Hersh by phone at 301-663-3437, ext. 108, or by email at

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