RABBI CANTOR ALISON WISSOT ’01, ‘06 - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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RABBI CANTOR ALISON WISSOT ’01, ‘06Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissot of Temple Judea, Tarzana,CA, is best known for her joyful spirit, her soulful singing, and her passion for Jewish learning. She is dedicated to revitalizing worship and integrating the ancient sounds of Jewish tradition with contemporary music, and her background in theatre brings life and energy to synagogue experiences. Alison's deepest mission as a teacher is to make the beauty and joy of Jewish text and liturgy accessible to all. Alison's work on the Board of Directors of Stand With Us has helped strengthen the Jewish community's pro-Israel message across college campuses. Prior to her rabbinical and cantorial career, Alison worked as an actress in New York and London, and was awarded a Spielberg Fellowship to teach Jewish theatre at the Reform Movement's flagship camp, Camp Kutz. Alison has brought her internationally acclaimed teaching of Jewish theatre to conventions and synagogues worldwide. Alison, a native of the San Fernando Valley, resides in Northridge with her husband, Michael, their sons, Jacob & Daniel, and their daughter Abby.