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A native Israeli, Cantor Orna Green received her Master's Degree in Sacred Music from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, School of Sacred Music in May 1994 and is Ordained as a Cantor. Her thesis work and Master's recital focused on expressions of prayer in contemporary Israeli poems and songs. While at the School of Sacred Music Cantor Green was the recipient of awards for Excellence in Cantorial Studies, Nusach, and Cantillation as well as the Benjamin & Molly Borowitz Memorial Prize in Jewish ReligiousThought.
Cantor Green also holds a degree in Biology and Animal Behavior from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Cantor Green has served as cantor at several congregations in New York and New Jersey, where she has taught Music, Judaica, and Hebrew to hundreds of children. In addition she had taught Modern and Biblical Hebrew toadults at the Hebrew Union College, the New York Kollel, and is still teaching at the Ulpan sponsored by UJA-Federation of Northern New Jersey. Cantor Green has also served on the faculty of the Nitzanim Israeli Hebrew School, Bergen Academy for Reform Judaism and the Teacher Development Center of the UJA-Federation in Westport, Connecticut. For the past four years she officiated as the Cantor of Cedar Lake Camp, an NJY camp for children ages 12-14.
As a product of the Israeli Movement for Progressive Judaism, Cantor Green combines her knowledge of the Hebrew Language, her familiarity with Reform Judaism, her love of Israel and Judaism and her music expertise into an experience which makes both worship and study become alive.
Cantor Green currently lives in Teaneck, New Jersey, with her husband Warren and their twin daughters, Noam and Liel.