Cantor Deborah Bletstein
Cantor Deborah Bletstein was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. She received her Bachelor of Music with distinction from Ohio Northern University. In addition to performing with both the opera and musical theater departments, she was the lead singer for two ONU jazz bands. This led to an opportunity to open for Marvin Hamlisch at the Crouse Performance in the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center in Lima, OH. She went on to earn her Master of Music from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh were she sang leading mezzo roles and fronted the CMU jazz band. A member of Actors' Equity Association, she has performed on off-Broadway and New England summer stock stages, as well as at Walt Disney World.
Cantor Bletstein earned cantorial ordination and a Master of Sacred Music from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 2007. She has served congregations in Des Moines, IA, and Portland, OR, and as a guest cantor and artist at numerous congregations throughout the United States. Cantor Bletstein is a member of the Cantors Assembly and the American Conference of Cantors.
Cantor Bletstein is currently an MSW candidate at the University of Michigan, the number one-ranked social work program in the country.
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