Marlena Fuerstman

Marlena Fuerstman

Before beginning her studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1999, she had an extensive performing career bringing opera and musical theatre to more than a million adults and children throughout the eastern United States performing a variety of roles, and guest appearances as soloist with the Charleston, Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Harrisburg Sympho-nies, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

In 2004, received investiture as hazzan from JTSA and has thereafter been on the faculty of the JTSA Jerusalem cantorial program.

In 2002- 2013 served as spiritual leader of Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation.

In 1993, she received international attention with a profile of her life and work on the popular CBS network program, “60 Minutes.” She was featured in 2005 in the Hallmark Network’s national show, “Sewing Seeds” Passover segment.

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