Hazzan Rebecca Carmi

Hazzan Rebecca Carmi has degrees from Brown University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Hebrew Union College and Fielding Graduate University.  As a cantor she has served congregations in New York, New Jersey, California and Ohio. She also taught at the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York, and served for many years as the Director of Strategic Projects for the Cantors Assembly. She has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and her final dissertation was on Jewish Music as a source of Identity, Wisdom and Healing. 

Hazzan Carmi has appeared in concerts in the US, Israel, Canada and Europe, at Jewish Festivals in Krakow and Vienna, and is an often featured soloist for the Cantorate, including performances at Carnegie Hall, the Ford Center for Performing Arts, Jerusalem Theater, and the Warsaw Opera. She is featured in the documentary “100 Voices, A Journey Home,” a prize-winning film about the Cantors Assembly's historic mission to Poland and Israel. She co-chaired a mission of Cantors and 300 lay people to Germany where she performed at the Berlin Jewish Museum, the Berliner Dom with the Dom Chor, and Munich's Hercules Hall at the Royal Residence. She continues to perform in Jewish and Classical concerts, and was recently featured singing Schubert Lieder in “Sonic Blossoms” at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Hazzan Carmi is also an author—she is a former Jerusalem Post book reviewer, award-winning science fiction author, and author of several Scholastic children's books. She is currently living in Cleveland, Ohio, where she serves on the Boards of Chamberfest Cleveland, DanceCleveland, the Cleveland Israel Arts Committee and is Chair of the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.