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About Amelia Fox Lavranchuk

Amelia Fox Lavranchuk believes that each person has their own unique piece of Torah to bring to the world. She strives to make sure that every voice in the community is heard. Amelia was ordained as a Cantor and received a Master of Religious Education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in May 2020. Amelia previously served as the cantor of Temple Avodah in Oceanside, NY. She also served as the student cantor at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, NJ and at Garden City Jewish Center in Garden City, NY. In addition, Amelia spent a summer as a chaplain intern at Mount Sinai Hospital and was a T'ruah Summer Fellow in Human Rights Leadership. Before studying to become a cantor, Amelia taught elementary school in New York City.



V'shamru- Moshe RothblumAmelia Fox Lavranchuk, Peter Candela (Piano)
00:00 / 02:51
Broken Hearted (Psalm 147)- Shir Yaakov Feit Amelia Fox Lavranchuk, Peter Candela (Piano)
00:00 / 03:16
L'cha Dodi- Elana ArianAmelia Fox Lavranchuk, Peter Candela (Piano)
00:00 / 03:06
Plant a Tree for Tu BiShvat (Friedman)Amelia Fox Lavranchuk, Shawn Fogel (Guitar)
00:00 / 01:38
Hashkiveinu- Craig TaubmanAmelia Fox Lavranchuk
00:00 / 01:41
Chiri Biri BamAmelia Fox Lavranchuk
00:00 / 05:06

Avinu Malkeinu- Max Janowski
Cantor Amelia Fox Lavranchuk

Temple Avodah Choir

Susan Rogan, Piano

Yom Kippur 2022

Senior Recital, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, HUC-JIR
November 26, 2019

Hert Undzer Kol!

Hear Our Voice!



Adult Education Courses

Vintage Radios

Oy Gevalt! Essential Yiddish

Want to spice up your conversation game with some choice words and phrases from the mame loshn (mother tongue)? Join in exploring the wonderful world of Yiddish! Learn the fundamentals of reading, essential vocabulary, and of course a few songs. All are welcome, no prior knowledge of Yiddish necessary.

Passover Plate

Create Your Own Haggadah

Your comprehensive guide to creating and hosting your ultimate DIY seder! Together, we will dive deep into the structure and meaning of the traditional seder and explore a variety of creative haggadot and seder rituals. Then, bring your laptop or tablet for hands on guidance to making your haggadah vision into a reality- all in time for seder!


Resonance: Questions of Today through Songs of the Shoah

This mini curriculum is intended for a group of adults in a Jewish setting. It was designed as an adult education series for the weeks leading up to Yom HaShoah in a congregational setting. It is also suitable for use in Hillel groups or as an elective opportunity for high school juniors and seniors.Each lesson explores a major area in which memory of the Holocaust intersects with modern Jewish identity: testimony, power and legacy and is structured around a song that is connected to the Holocaust.

Computer Robot

Sci-Fi and the Rabbis

Spaceships, alien invasions, time travel, and robots: the classic tropes of the genre of science fiction. But what does any of that have to do with Jewish text? The creators of science fiction stories use science and technology as a lens to examine fundamental questions about what it means to be human. The tech may be futuristic, but the ideas are ancient. In this class, we will unpack a few of the most prevalent sci-fi themes, and explore how they are discussed in Jewish texts.

Mafia Man at Night Black and White

Kosher Nostra: Jews and Organized Crime

In the 1920s-1950s, Jews participated disproportionately in the world of American organized crime. In this course, we will analyze the factors that gave rise to the Jewish mob, learn about its prominent figures and explore the legacy and meaning of this dark chapter of American Jewish history for us today.


Introduction to Hebrew Calligraphy

Learn the basics of forming Hebrew letters using a broad nib calligraphy pen, explore different styles and create a unique greeting card. No prior knowledge of calligraphy or Hebrew necessary.


Mountain Range

Becoming B'nai Mitzvah

Master of Religious Education Capstone, HUC-JIR 2020. A sixth grade curriculum guide for congregational schools, designed to guide and support sixth-grade religious school students in formulating a personally meaningful understanding of the upcoming lifecycle milestone of b. mitzvah. The curriculum outlines a group learning component of a congregational b. mitzvah preparation program, intended to complement and deepen individual training focused on the successful performance of the b. mitzvah ritual.  

Man Playing Guitar

Religious School Music Curriculum

Curricular outline for a religious school music program, grades K-7. 

Reading Bible

Siddur Journal: Religious School T'filah Curriculum

Through building their own siddur page by page, students become acquainted with the structure and text of the weekday t'filah, learn the meaning of prayers and explore their personal connections with the words of our tradition. As each new prayer is introduced, students complete a corresponding activity and journal to include in their siddur. Designed for grades 3-5.



Hert Undzer Kol! Hear Our Voice: Songs of Revolutionary Jewish Socialism

Senior project, Master of Sacred Music and Cantorial Ordination, HUC-JIR, 2020. As they navigated a volatile, rapidly shifting social and political landscape, participants in the Jewish socialist movement endeavored to formulate a concept of Jewish identity that would speak to their particular circumstances and challenges. The purpose of this repertoire guide is to make the songs of the revolutionary Jewish socialist movement more accessible to clergy, educators and community leaders for use in teaching, worship and community programming. 

Orchestra Conductor on Stage

Leonard Bernstein's Jeremiah Symphony: Jewish Content and Connotations

Term paper for American Judaism, Brandeis University, 2011. Submitted to the American Jewish Archives by Jonathan Sarna. Musical and historical Analysis of Leonard Bernstein's Jeremiah Symphony.

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