Cantor Becky Wexler was ordained in 2014 at Hebrew College (Newton Centre, MA). Originally from Washington, D.C., she holds a bachelor of the arts degree in music and religious studies from Macalester College (St. Paul, MN), a certificate of study from the Zoltán Kodály Institute (Kesckemét, Hungary), a master’s degree of the arts in religion from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (New Haven, CT), and a master’s degree in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College.
Becky is the assistant cantor and choral director at Temple Sinai (Sharon, MA), music director at Congregation Kahal B’raira (Cambridge, MA), educator and b’nei mitzvah coordinator Temple Beth Zion (Brookline, MA), where she occasionally leads services, and music specialist at Temple Ahavat Achim (Gloucester, MA). She has created and led special klezmer-inspired Shabbat services for Temple Emanu-El (Providence, RI), Temple Ahavat Achim, KlezKanada, and Yale University.
Becky enjoys an active performance career as a klezmer clarinetist. She has performed internationally and has received acclaim for her technical mastery, warm tone, and unique use of vibrato. On stage, she has played with Klezwoods, Provitantz, the Zamir Chorale of Boston, East Rock Klezmer, the Lithuanian Empire, and many other established musicians. She and her husband Alex live in Watertown, MA.