Isaac Sonett-Assor is thrilled to join the clergy of Westchester Reform Temple as Assistant Cantor. He received his cantorial ordination from the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College. Throughout his studies, he served as WRT’s cantorial intern. Isaac has also held cantorial internships at Temple Micah in Washington, DC, Aspen Jewish Congregation, and Ohel Avraham Synagogue in Haifa. He is an alumnus of the Tisch/Star Fellowship Program, a network of emerging Jewish leaders led by Rabbi Larry Hoffman, Rabbi Shira Milgrom, and Rabbi Joseph Skloot.
Prior to beginning cantorial school, Isaac completed his master’s degree in Vocal Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music and his undergraduate studies at Columbia University with a double major in Music and Psychology.
Isaac’s particular interests lie in conducting community choirs and composing music for worship and life cycle rituals as well as in Jewish poetry, history, and philosophy. A proud New Rochelle native, he cherishes the opportunity to expand his involvement with the WRT family. Isaac enjoys working with the WRT’s Youth and Community Choirs, studying and praying with our Torah Study community, studying closely with students in their preparation to become B’nei Mitzvah, and accompanying families in marking all of life’s milestones. He currently resides in Sleepy Hollow with his wife Caroline and their son Leo.
Please do feel free to contact him at Isaac.email@example.com.