Cantor Lauren Phillips Fogelman

Cantor Lauren Phillips Fogelman (she/her) serves Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown, NY. A proud member of the American Conference of Cantors, she lives in northern Westchester with her husband Dan and sons Alex and Evan. For more information, please visit

Let’s start at the very beginning…

Cantor Lauren Phillips Fogelman
As we are amidst the season of new beginnings - new Jewish year, new school year, and new Torah cycle - we have a wonderful opportunity to explore the many Broadway composers who were inspired by the Biblical beginnings of the Book of Genesis.

Temporary Structure, Perpetual Joy

Cantor Lauren Phillips Fogelman
Sukkot is known in Hebrew as Z’man Simchateinu – the time of our joy. It’s the happiest festival on the Jewish calendar, labeled as such because it represents a time for coming together to enjoy family, nature, and a bountiful harvest.

How I'm Finding Blessings Amid the Separation

Cantor Lauren Phillips Fogelman

As challenging as these days of quarantine have been, I take comfort in the many ways this strange time of separation have enabled us – however ironically – to come together. Here are a few of the “blessings of separation” I’ve experienced in the age of COVID-19.

The Necessary Steps to Ready Ourselves for Repentance

D'Var Torah By: Cantor Elizabeth Sacks

In the realm of profound and fruitful parshiyot, Va-et’chanan looms large. In one stream of chapters, we both relive Revelation — the Ten Commandments — and receive the most succinct summary of our emerging theology — the Sh’ma. And yet, even before we reach these transformational texts, Va-et’chanan captures our attention.