Women of Excellence

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Shira G. Belfer

Title: Cantor and Rabbi
Industry: Religion
Type of Organization: Jewish Service
Major Product/Service: Providing a variety of Judaic services including weddings, funerals, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and other events
Expertise: 37 years experience; Responsible for performing Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, funerals, baby naming ceremonies and Jewish clergy services; Serves as hospital Chaplain; Teaches and performs Israeli folk dancing and folk music; Rabbi responsible for leading group of Jewish clergy providing interfaith assignments globally; First woman pioneering Cantor; Taught private guitar
Geographic Area of Distribution: New York, International
Affiliations: A.P.E.; A.C.C.
University/Degree: B.M.; B.A., Education, Syracuse University, 1977; M.M., Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College, 1993; J.U.C.J.I.R.; Chaplain Certificate, 1995; Clinical Pastoral Education
Born: Detroit, Michigan
Hobbies/Sports: Israeli folk music, folk dancing
Published Works: Contributing Author, "Bar/Bat Mitzvah Education Source Book", 1993