Cantorial Intern Isaac Sonett-Assor

Isaac Sonett-Assor is a fourth-year cantorial student at the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music in the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He is a current member of the Tisch/Star Fellowship Program, an organization of emerging Jewish leaders led by Rabbi Larry Hoffman. Last summer, Isaac served as student cantor at Aspen Jewish Congregation, working under the supervision of Rabbi Emily Segal. Isaac has also completed a chaplaincy internship at Terence Cardinal Cooke Healthcare Center. During his first year of cantorial studies in Jerusalem, he served as the cantorial intern at Ohel Avraham Synagogue in Haifa and received HUC’s Rabbi Jason Huebsch Prize for Excellence in Community Service. Upon returning to the United States, Isaac spent the summer serving as the Vocal Arts Mentor at the Union for Reform Judaism’s 6 Points Creative Arts Academy.

Prior to beginning his cantorial studies, Isaac completed his master’s degree in Vocal Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music as well as his undergraduate studies at Columbia University with a double major in Music and Psychology. He is a proud New Rochelle native, and he continues to cherish the opportunity to join the WRT family. As cantorial intern, Isaac enjoys working with the WRT’s Youth and Community Choirs, studying and praying with our Torah Study community, teaching alongside the 6th-7th grade Jewish Learning Lab staff, studying closely with students in their preparation to become B’nei Mitzvah, and accompanying families through all of life’s milestones. In his spare time, you can find him playing guitar, reading, cooking, running, and rooting for the Yankees. He currently resides in New York City with his wife Caroline.

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