Cantor Elizabeth Sacks
Raised in New York, Cantor Sacks was ordained as a cantor in 2007 by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). She was a recipient of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship in Jewish communal leadership and earned several awards as a cantorial student for Traditional Hazzanut, Talmud, and Midrash. Cantor Sacks holds a B.A. in Jewish Studies and Music from Harvard University where she was active in the leadership of Harvard Hillel and music community service programs.
From 2007-2012, Cantor Sacks served as the Associate Cantor at Central Synagogue in New York, where she focused on worship, education and young professional engagement. In addition to her congregational work, Cantor Sacks was also a faculty member at Mechon Hadar – an educational institute that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service – and is the past chair of the HUC-JIR Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music Alumni Association and the past vice-chair of the HUC-JIR Council of Alumni. She is also the featured voice on the app Pocket Torah Trope. Cantor Sacks is married to Elias Sacks, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Cantor Sacks, Eli, and their children Charlie and Tova live in Denver.