Eliana Kissner

Eliana Kissner grew up in South Orange, NJ where she studied traditional Jewish prayer and biblical chanting with Cantor Perry Fine. She studied classical voice in college, sang opera in Italy, spent a year learning in Jerusalem, and a year studying in the beit midrash and arts fellowship at Drisha in New York. She now lives in Berkeley, CA where she operates a small tutoring business, sings in a Middle Eastern band, and writes music. Her Jewish identity spans somewhere between Conservative, Hasidic, and Renewal. For more info, check out hazzanista.com

Articles by Eliana Kissner

Praying like a Lady

Don’t be mad, but I am ordaining myself as a Hazzanista, which is like a cantor, barista, and fashionista rolled ...