Cantor Melissa Cohen
Cantor Melissa Cohen grew up in Lakewood, New Jersey and earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Master of Music from DePaul University, both in vocal performance. She previously served Beth-El Zedeck as the Feigenbaum Director of Musical Arts before being appointed as the Cantor in 2015.
She has worked in the field of Jewish music, education and counseling, community service and pulpit duties since 1996, serving Cantorial positions in Champaign, Chicago and St. Louis. Cantor Cohen’s rich soprano voice has been featured in operas and concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Israel. Cantor Cohen looks forward to continuing her studies, being mentored by Rabbi Dennis Sasso. She and Dr. Marc Cohen are the proud parents of Sadie and Evan.