Cantors Support the Next Generation
Future JTS cantorial students will have access to a new space created just for them, thanks to the generosity of cantors who came before them. The Green Room, part of the new JTS auditorium, will be a dedicated space where they can prepare for presentations and recitals.
“A green room is a place of transition, where someone moves from one way of being to another,” said Cantor David Lipp, an alumnus who has made a generous contribution toward making the Green Room a reality. “That’s what we do as cantors—create moments that are meaningful to people, helping them move from one time in their lives to another.”
Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, cantor of Congregation Beth El in Voorhees, NJ, also made a generous gift to the Green Room campaign.
“Everyone in my immediate family has gone to JTS: my parents, all my siblings. It’s a very important institution for family and our legacy,” she said.
Cantor Lipp was invested as a cantor 27 years ago and has spent his career at Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Louisville, KY. He is grateful to JTS for “an incredible source of academic opportunities for Jewish learning at a very high level. I had some very fine coaches who became mentors, who were very encouraging of my career.”
Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro was invested as a cantor in 1991, one of the first women to finish the cantorial program at H. L. Miller Cantorial School. “I feel strongly that those before me provided for me, so it’s important for me to take care of those who come after me. I want to help make JTS better for the next generation and be a role model for them.”READ MORE STORIES OF ALUMNI GIVING SEE ALL ALUMNI WHO MADE SIGNIFICANT GIFTS TO THE CROSSROADS CAMPAIGN