The voices of University Synagogue’s Cantors’ Concert 2018:
Cantor Emma Lutz
Cantor Emma Lutz was born and raised in Walnut Creek, California where her family and community instilled in her a deep love of Judaism and music. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Davis with degrees in Religious Studies and Music. Cantor Lutz received her Master of Sacred Music in 2015 and was ordained in 2016 by the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, NY.
Cantor Emma is extremely passionate about Israel, social justice and women’s issues, as well as meaningful Jewish learning and prayer. She is a lifetime member of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and was an active t’fillah and program leader for Women of Reform Judaism Northeast. She also led youth group seminars with the L’taken Social Justice Seminar in Washington, D.C. She is the recipient of the Rabbi Rick Jacobs Award in Innovative Worship (2015) and the Rhonda and Jerome Malino Prize in Bible Studies (2013). Emma is married to Rabbi Adam Lutz.