Alisa Pomerantz-Boro
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 and cantors.

Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro was invested as a Hazzan and earned a 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.

While in cantorial school, Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro held the position of assistant cantor at New York's prestigious Park Avenue Synagogue. After her investiture, she served as the Hazzan at Tifereth Israel Synagogue in San Diego for 13 years and is currently the Hazzan at Congregation Beth El in Voorhees, New Jersey. In May 1991, Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro was among the first 14 women to be inducted into the Cantors Assembly, the professional organization of Conservative cantors. The Milwaukee Jewish Chronicle reported, "The controversy a few years back about admitting women to the Cantors Assembly should be quieted for good after hearing San Diego Cantor Alisa Pomerantz-Boro sing Moshe Ganchoff's Yiru Einenu". She has taken a leadership role by serving as a National Officer of the Cantors Assembly and is currently the treasurer.

Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro is known for her moving renditions of liturgical music and enjoys concertizing throughout the country. After one concert performance, The Washington Post reported, "The evening's finest moment came in the powerful chanting of the prayer Modim by Cantor Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, whose voice has all the earthiness and intensity of the finest folk singers".

Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro was featured in a nationally televised ABC special, "At Evening I Seek You", on a Showtime documentary, "An American Tapestry", and with the San Diego Symphony in a concert of Jewish Musical Heritage. Her recordings include Modim, We Give Thanks; an eclectic collection of songs of praise and thanksgiving, and Together As One; duets of praise and inspiration with her dear friend and colleague, Hazzan David Propis.

Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro is thankful to God for the gifts of music and miracles, to her beloved husband Stephen, and to their beautiful children, Rebecca and Joshua.

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