Hazzan Niema Hirsch previously served as Cantor/Educator at Congregation Beth El in Fairfield and The Conservative Synagogue in Westport. Niema grew up in Israel in a traditional Jewish family, where from a young age she began chanting the prayers by heart. She received liturgical training from Cantor Debbie Katchko-Gray and had taken voice lessons with coach Martha King. Niema reads Torah and Haftarah regularly and she trains children and adults to read Torah and lead prayers.
Niema is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and leads yoga and meditation classes to children and adults, at Rodeph Sholom, Merkaz Jewish High School, Beth El and Shir Shalom. Her excellent skills in Hebrew and music have been put to good use in preparing hundreds of children for Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
She grew up in Israel and moved to the United States, married and had two children. She earned a BA degree at The George Washington University and a master in business at Sacred Heart University. Prior to working as Cantor/Educator, she was a manager at United Technologies and Computer Science Corporation with responsibilities for planning and implementation of Information Technology infrastructure. She lives with her husband Joram in Fairfield. They have two grown children, Etan and Amir.
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