Audrey Kaufman is no stranger to Am Shalom as she has been our part-time cantorial leader for over 10 years. We are delighted that she will now be serving as our official full-time cantorial and spiritual leader.
Prior to joining Am Shalom in 2004, Audrey was the Cantorial Soloist for 13 years at Temple Sinai synagogue in Toronto. Audrey has served as the High Holiday cantor in the U.S. for the past 16 years and we’re excited that, going forward, she will now be at Am Shalom for the High Holidays and most shabbatot.
Audrey received her cantorial training with many of the well-known chazzanim (cantors) in Toronto. She feels privileged to have studied with some of the “greats” such as Louis Danto, z”l and David Bagley, z”l. In the role of spiritual leader, Audrey is hoping to impart many of the learnings acquired through the teachings of her uncle, Rabbi David Monson, z”l.
If you haven’t met our new cantorial/spiritual leader, please join us on Shabbat. You’ll be in for a treat when you see how Audrey conducts an upbeat and inspirational service, especially through her exciting Torah teachings of “AS THE TORAH TURNS!”
Please join us at Shabbat services to welcome and meet Audrey—we promise you won’t be disappointed!