"Elana's voice is moving, inspirational, powerful and meaningful. That is true because she sings from her heart; filled with compassion, care, empathy and love. Her whole self is in her music." Mark Friedman- Congregation Shirat Hayam, Swampscott, MA
Elana Rozenfeld is a cantor, performer, teacher, songwriter and theatre artist, who grew up teacher in musical theatre, jazz, chazzanut (traditional cantorial singing) and Yeshiva music, while also having a secret love of all things Sephardic. After receiving her BFA at the Tisch School of the Arts in NYU, focusing on solo performance, she entered the HL Miller Cantorial School at JTS to develop mastery of her Jewish musical traditions. Since then, she has served as cantor at Park Avenue Synagogue in NYC and Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott, MA. Elana also served as the interim director of the School for Jewish Music at Hebrew College in Newton, MA. Today, Elana lives in Kiryat Tivon, Israel, with her husband and three children, enjoying being a freelancing, singing, performing, and songwriting mommy.
My greatest passion is performing. I sing primarily in English, Hebrew, Ladino and Yiddish. When I sing, no matter what the genre or language, I consider myself a vessel to something greater.
After years of using my voice professionally, I dove into the mechanics of the voice, with the desire to improve my own technique and expression, and to help other budding singers with theirs.