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Eliana Light

Eliana Light has used her passion for music and Jewish education to engage children and adults in a relationship with the divine. Eliana started her career early, serving as education director at Bible Raps and leading family services at Temple B’nai Abraham while still a college student. In early 2013 she ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to produce her first album, A New Light. After graduating from Brandeis University later that year with a bachelor’s degree in sociology she became director of music education at Park Avenue Synagogue in 2014, teaching music to children of all ages and helping kids prepare for bar and bat mitzvahs. Meanwhile she continued her career as a musician, creating a second album, Eliana Sings (About Jewish Things!). In 2016 she earned a master’s degree in experiential Jewish education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. In 2017 she became music educator at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in New York.

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Musician and Jewish educator Eliana Light. Photo courtesy of Eliana Light.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Eliana Light." (Viewed on March 25, 2019) <https://jwa.org/people/light-eliana>.


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