Cantor Lilah Sugarman
Cantor Lilah Sugarman believes in empowering individual voices to create inclusive sacred communities through song, study, celebration, and tzedakah. Cantor Lilah was raised in Los Angeles, California where she grew up working and volunteering at her home synagogue, Kehillat Israel. Her family and synagogue community fostered a deep love for Judaism, learning, and music. Cantor Lilah attended San Diego State University where she graduated with high honors in Music, English, and Dance. Cantor Lilah received her Master in Sacred Music and ordination from the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion.
In the Book of Psalms, it is written: “Let them Praise God’s Name in Dance.” This text speaks to Lilah’s interest in engaging in full body Judaism that engages the mind, body, and spirit. She explores this idea in the intersection of movement and prayer through the way she leads prayer, teaches music, and through teaching Jewish yoga classes. Lilah is a 200 hour certified Vinyasa yoga instructor.
Cantor Lilah has served communities in New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Colorado. Currently, Cantor Lilah works as the Social Action Coordinator at Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles. She teaches in their religious school and works preparing Bar/Bat Mitzvah students. Additionally, she works at Temple Judea teaching and tutoring. Cantor Lilah also teaches Jewish yoga classes throughout Los Angeles. Cantor Lilah lives in Los Angeles with her husband Ben and their three cats.
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