Bnai Mitzvah Educator

Cantor Abbe Lyons shares her joy in learning with adults and children of all ages, abilities, and Jewish knowledge.
In addition to being the B’nai Mitzvah Educator at Congregation Tikkun v’Or, Cantor Abbe also teaches college students and rabbinic and cantorial students through her work at Hillel at Ithaca College and Aleph Ordination Programs, and serves as Business Manager for Hillel at Binghamton. She was ordained through Aleph Ordination Programs in 2010 after studying with Hazzan (Cantor) Jack Kessler, and holds a B.Mus. in voice performance from Ithaca College. As a passionate lifelong learner, she continues to study, most recently at the Hillel Dwell Social Justice Beit Midrash with Rabbis Danya Ruttenberg and Aryeh Bernstein, and North African Jewish Music with Samuel Torjman Thomas. Cantor Lyons’ recording and performing credits include solo work as well as with her band, RESONATE, Vocolot a capella, and the Society for Turkish Classical Music. Her poetry, music, divrei Torah and English haftarah settings have been published in songbooks, anthologies and websites, including Women Cantors Network, Ritual Well, and Torah from T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.