Cantor Lisa Levine is a nationally renowned composer, recording artist, author, poet and worship leader. She is the composer of a number of pieces in Temple Rodeph Torah’s choir and Rock Shabbat repertoire. As artist-in-residence, she will work with the congregation and choir during the High Holy Days and throughout the year on special music programs and services.
Cantor Levine began playing guitar at the age of 8 in her home town of Bakersfield, Calif. She was influenced by the Reform Jewish Youth Movement and was a NFTY song leader, mentored and inspired by Debbie Friedman. She earned her bachelor degree in music from the University of California, Irvine, where she was a featured soloist on three International tours. She was ordained with a Master’s Degree in Sacred Music from Hebrew Union College in 1989.
Cantor Levine has served congregations around the country as a full-time Reform cantor for 30 years and as a guest artist and artist-in-residence. She received her Doctorate in Sacred Music after 25 years of service to the Jewish people in 2014. She was ordained as a rabbinic pastor from Aleph Alliance for Jewish Renewal in 2018.
She has built bridges between people of all faiths and cultures with her Jewish Gospel-style songs. Her catalogue includes nine CDs, five songbooks, hundreds of original compositions and the book/CD/DVD “Yoga Shalom.” Her most recent CD “Jospel Jam” is a celebration of her Jewish Gospel music. Her first collection of Poetry Hope and Healing, “Heart of Light,” is scheduled for release in July 2020.
Cantor Levine shares her life with her husband Andy and children Emily and Louis. She enjoys gardening, cooking, canning and tennis.
Here are a few representative examples of Cantor Levine’s music showing the breadth of her talent:
Email Cantor Levine: CantorLisaLevine@trt.org