October 2020 -- Tishrei- Cheshvan 5781,  Volume 26, Issue 10

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Cantor Anna Chapman May Becomes Cantor at Greenburgh Hebrew Center

Cantor Anna Chapman May has become the new Cantor at Greenburgh Hebrew Center. She is passionate about Jewish music, education and liturgy and graduated in May 2019 from the H. L. Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary.


A native New Yorker, she grew up in Brooklyn and has spent most of her life here. The daughter of a classical pianist and a musicologist, she grew up surrounded by music, playing piano, and singing in choirs. She spent two years living and working in Jerusalem, which is where she first began her studies of cantorial music. Cantor May has served as a student Cantor at Congregation Brothers of Israel in Newtown, PA. as well as Congregation Beth El in New London, CT.


In 2018 she performed in the Dellheim cantorial concert, “From Bima to Broadway,” at Congregation Beth Tzedec in Calgary, Alberta. She has also performed in cantorial concerts at the Jewish Theological Seminary and in New London, CT. She has also worked as a chaplain at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and at Project ORE, a program for marginalized seniors.


Cantor May holds a BFA in photography from New York University, a M.S. in Art Education and Masters of Information Science from Queens College, and a Masters of Sacred music from the Jewish Theological Seminary.


She is married to Scott May, and currently lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.