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Welcome Cantor Short!

Cantor Emily H. Short is thrilled to join the clergy team at Congregation Beth Emeth. She was ordained at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion New York in May 2023. Cantor Short received dual master’s degrees in Sacred Music from the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music and Jewish Non-Profit Management from the Zelikow School of Jewish Non-Profit Management in May 2022. Cantor Short was the first HUC alumni to graduate with these dual masters’ degrees. Originally from San Diego, California, Cantor Short attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, minoring in Music and Jewish Studies. Before pursuing the cantorate, Cantor Short worked at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, known for its successful production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish. She previously worked as the cantorial intern for Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, New York; Temple Isaiah in Stony Brook, New York; Aspen Jewish Congregation in Aspen, Colorado, and Congregation Rodeph Sholom in New York, New York. Cantor Short lives in Albany with her wife, Frankie, their dog Kiwi, and their two cats, Hugo and Finn.

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

Meet & Greets

The Cantorial Transition Committee have created wonderful opportunities for congregants to introduce themselves to Cantor Short! Sign up for a Meet & Greet to attend one of these intimate gatherings. 

Monday July 10, 7:00 pm - Hosted by Jim Campbell at his home

Wednesday July 19, 12:00 pm - Lunch at Judith and Peter Saidel's home

Wednesday August 9, 6:30 pm - Texts and Tapas hosted by Lisa and Steven Stulmaker at CBE

Wednesday, August 16, 7:00 pm - Hosted by Lauren and Harold Iselin at their home

Monday August 28 at 5:30 pm - Hosted by Elizabeth and Zak Fluster at CBE

Adult Volunteer Choir 

Love to sing? Cantor Short invites any and all who like to sing to join our congregational choir. Loving music and wanting to contribute to the beauty of our services are the only requirements!

Cantor Short is happy to hear from you to receive more information and updates, to answer any questions you might have, and to discuss any concerns.

Contact Cantor Short to join today!

Mon, May 27 2024 19 Iyar 5784