We are thrilled to welcome Cantor Sarene Appelbaum to Temple Beth Torah. Prior to joining our pulpit, Cantor Appelbaum has served congregations in Florida, Maryland and South Carolina.
Cantor Appelbaum’s connection to Jewish music began at a very young age with songwriting and solo performances. Her first award-winning composition, written and performed in 2nd grade for Temple Beth Shalom of Florida, was “Mommy, Mommy, look at me, me and Judah Macabee.” Her exploration of Jewish music went on a hiatus while she pursued her interest in secular music and completed a degree in music business/vocal performance from William Paterson University in New Jersey. Sarene performed on stage in New York, New Jersey and South Carolina in many genres including classical, musical theater, and solo singer-songwriter.
Cantor Appelbaum was born and raised in Warwick, New York and now lives in Deer Park with her husband Michael and their beloved pets.