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Meet Our Cantor

Cantorial Intern - Summer Greenwald-Gonella Cantor Summer Greenwald-Gonella

Cantor Summer Greenwald-Gonella or "Cantor Summer" as we call her grew up in Modesto, California attending a synagogue called Beth Shalom.  In her synagogue growing up she would lead Shabbat services and tutor B'Nai Mitzvah students.  She earned her  Bachelor  of Music in vocal performance from California State University, graduating with honors.  She has been on the Dean's list throughout her college career and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the National Society of Leadership and Success, as well as the Golden Key Society.  She spent a full year living in Israel attending classes as part of cantorial school.   Cantor Summer did her internship for three years at Temple Beth Rishon in Wyckoff New Jersey.  She has received her Masters of Jewish Education as well as her Masters of Sacred Music from the HL Miller Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she was ordained as Cantor this past May. 

Cantor Summer is talented, enthusiastic, authentic, organized, friendly and a welcome addition to Temple Beth Shalom.     

We welcome her to our staff and congregational family.