Alisa considers herself an egalitarian and lectures occasionally on being a woman in what was a traditionally male profession. Most recently, she has moderated #metoo conversations in the community. She speaks about music, prayer and sprituality. She has taught sessions for Women's League, National Council of Jewish Women, United Synagogue and Hadassah. She has been a Torah Fund honoree and her sessions are well attended by her colleagues at the annual national Cantors Assembly Convention.
Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro grew up on Mercer Island, Washington, in a rabbinic home, instilled with a love of Judaism and music. From an early age, she knew she would continue the long family line of rabbis, cantors and educators. Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro was invested as a Hazzan and earned her degree in Sacred Jewish Music from the Cantors Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where she was awarded the Jacobson Memorial Prize in Hazzanut. She also holds a B.A. in Near Eastern Studies and Music from the University of Washington.
As part of her day-to-day responsibilities, Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro teaches "Chanter with the Cantor," an introduction to the sacred trop used to read from the Torah. With her rabbinic colleagues, she teaches the Adult B'nai Mitzvah program and the annual "Tallis & Tefillin" series. If you live in South Jersey, she invites you come and learn with her!