CONNECTIONS 2017

Cantor Zöe Jacobs

Cantor, Finchley Reform Synagogue
Cantor Zoe Jacobs

Cantor Zöe Jacobs

Cantor Zöe Jacobs holds a unique place in Reform Anglo-Jewry as the only ordained Cantor in the Reform Movement; a statistic she is working hard to change! Zoe can mostly be found working at Finchley Reform Synagogue, although she is grateful for the opportunity to spend time with songleaders from RSY-Netzer, as well as supporting music and prayer within the Movement for Reform Judaism. She set up ‘Shirei Chagigah’, a biannual music and prayer conference, in 2011 and is enthusiastic about any opportunity to encourage more people to have a role in leading music and prayer. Zoe is a graduate of the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), having received s’micha (cantorial ordination) in 2009.