Cantor Alexis Sklar has been touching hearts with music since she was three years old. A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, she is a recent graduate of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where she received a master's in Sacred Music and investiture as Hazzan. She also previously attained two B.A. Degrees, both in mathematics-economics from Columbia University, and in Jewish Music from List College, the undergraduate school of JTS.
Her musical career began when she was a member of her synagogue youth choir. She has performed extensively in her home congregations in Florida and at various congregations in the Northeast. Cantor Sklar has served as the High Holiday Cantor at Congregation B'nai Zion in Chattanooga, TN, and as the Student Cantor at Beth Jacob Synagogue in Norwich, CT. Also during Cantorial School, she has shared her enthusiasm for Tefilla and Judaism with the B'nai Mitzvah students she has tutored at Temple Shaaray Tefillah in New York City. Cantor Sklar also thinks that sharing her compassion with others is an important part
of her work as a Cantor. To further this ideal, she has served as a chaplain in a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Since coming to KTI in August of 2010, Cantor Sklar has revitalized music in the Religious School, enchanted our ECP students with her song-sessions, and engaged congregants of all ages at our worship services and special events. As of summer 2017, Cantor Sklar has taken on the role of our Religious School Director. She is excited to delve deeper into the educational life of KTI and to use her skills to enhance our exemplary Religious School.
Cantor Sklar lives in Port Chester with her husband Andrew, their children Sophie & Jack, and their cat Newton.
Cantor Sklar is always looking for new Torah and Haftarah readers. If you are interested in chanting or learning how to do so, please let her know.
Cantor Sklar has posted musical resources on our website:
Shabbat Morning Service (for Religious School and B'nai Mitzvah)