Deborah Davis (hazzan)

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Deborah Davis is the first hazzan (also called cantor) of either sex (and therefore, since she is female, the first female hazzan) in Humanistic Judaism.[1][2] She was ordained in 2001.[3] She is the lead singer of (and a founder of) the Second Avenue Klezmer Ensemble, which she also named.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b Scher, Valerie (2006-09-24). "'Singing that music was like a homecoming' | The San Diego Union-Tribune". Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  2. ^ "Contributions of Jewish Women to Music and Women to Jewish Music". Archived from the original on 2016-05-12. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  3. ^ Nancy Harrison. "San Diego Jewish World~July 23-issue 84". Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  4. ^ Don Harrison (1999-04-16). "Synagogue Profile of San Diego Humanistic Jewish Congregation". Retrieved 2016-06-02.