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Welcome Cantor Short!

We are thrilled to announce that Cantor Emily H. Short (she/her) will be our next Cantor. Cantor Short is to be ordained on May 7, 2023 and start her career as Cantor at Congregation Beth Emeth on July 1, 2023.

For the last two years, Cantor Short has served as the cantorial intern of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Manhattan. This is where she first met and worked with Rabbi Weitzman. Prior to her time at Rodeph Sholom, Cantor Short served as the cantorial intern at Temple Isaiah in Stony Brook, NY, where she once again made a connection to Rabbi Weitzman, and Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, NY. She also spent a summer serving as the student cantor for Aspen Jewish Congregation in Aspen, CO.

Cantor Short received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, minoring in Music and Jewish Studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. She received dual Master’s Degrees at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion: one in Sacred Music in New York and the other in Jewish Non Profit Management from the Zelikow School in Los Angeles. Cantor Short grew up in San Diego, CA at Temple Solel. Her love for Judaism and music was cultivated there. After her undergraduate studies, she spent a little over a year working for the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene as their Development Manager before attending HUC-JIR. Her favorite memory from her time there was playing the role of “Chava” in the original stage reading of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish before it became a smashing success Off-Broadway. Cantor Short is so excited to join the Congregation Beth Emeth family along with her wife, Frankie, their dog, Kiwi, and their kitties, Hugo and Finn. When she isn’t at the synagogue, Cantor Short loves to sit down and read a good book, go for a walk with Frankie and Kiwi, cuddle with Hugo and Finn while watching a good movie, and try lots of new restaurants. She looks forward to getting to know everyone in the Beth Emeth community in the coming months! 

You can learn more about Cantor Short on her website and you can email her at

Thu, March 30 2023 8 Nisan 5783