Cantor Green, recently ordained from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, has vast experience as a student cantor in many different settings including Tzur Hadassah in Israel, Central Synagogue in Manhattan, Port Jewish Center in Port Washington, NY, and Brooklyn Heights Synagogue. This has given her a wide range of experience in teaching, leading services and synagogue life. She was a Chaplain Intern at The Jewish Home Lifecare of Manhattan. Her pastoral care is one of her passions.
Before attending cantorial school, Cantor Green served for seven years at Temple Beth Israel in Portland, Oregon as preschool teacher, senior and junior youth group advisor, song leader for the Sunday School and Tot Shabbat services, as well as a member of Beth Israel’s house band, Def Schlepper. Rayna helped found Beth Israel's 20s and 30s group, offering an alternative prayer service. In addition, she was a song leader at Camp Newman in California and was the inaugural head song leader at Camp Kalsman in Washington.
She has received many honors including being chosen as the cantorial student from her ordination class for the prestigious Tisch Fellow program directed and taught by scholar Rabbi Larry Hoffman.
A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Cantor Green spent her summers in California at URJ Camp Swig. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon in 2003. While in college, she directed Camp Sholom and led worship at the University of Oregon Hillel.
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