Nancy Bach received her Cantorial Ordination from the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College in Spring 2013. Since Ordination she has served on the Adult Education faculty at Central Synagogue and also as Cantor of the Metropolitan Synagogue in Manhattan and High Holiday Cantor at Temple Beth-El in Ft. Worth, TX. In the Fall of 2015, she will also serve as part-time Cantor at The Village Temple, also in Manhattan.
Prior to Ordination, Nancy proudly served as Student Cantor, and the sole Cantorial presence, at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, from 2010-2013. Before the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, Nancy worked at The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue and Hebrew Tabernacle Congregation in Manhattan and served as Student Cantor at Congregation Children of Israel in Augusta, GA.
Nancy loves the work of creating meaningful teaching and worship experiences. Both on the bimah and through her love of teaching children and adults in the classroom, Nancy brings her voice and a sense of creativity, joy and rigor which she hopes will always instill welcoming and connection with the teachings of Judaism, and help us reach both within as individuals and out to each other as a wider community. Nancy particularly enjoys her work with unaffiliated Jews in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and she takes great pride and care in fostering Jewish connections with both wedding couples and B’nei Mitzvah families who come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
In her spare time, Nancy loves to run, do yoga, cook, ski and see as much theater as she can. Before beginning her Cantorial studies, Nancy worked in the fields of Musical Theater and Corporate Arts Marketing. Nancy grew up in Manhattan, attended the Nightingale-Bamford School for 12 years, and received her B.A. in Semiotics, with a focus on Theater and Music, from Brown University. She is also the very proud mother of Caleb, who will be starting preschool in the Fall of 2015.