Cantor Deborah Katchko Gray is a fourth generation cantor. She is the second woman to serve a Conservative congregation and founded the Women Cantors' Network, a national group of 325 women. At Boston University her studies with Elie Wiesel convinced her that that continuing in her family tradition was the best response for Jewish survival.
Deborah is a teaching artist for national organizations including Hadassah, UJC Speakers Bureau, CAJE, Chautauqua Institution, and the Wexner Heritage Foundation. She was a Master Teaching Artist for the Connecticut Commission for the Arts. Her many recordings reflect a love of Jewish heritage, spirit and innovation while remaining loyal to tradition. The Cantors Assembly has included her recordings in their "Spirit" series. Her rendition of Jerusalem of Gold was selected for the International Jewish Songbook Recording. Deborah serves Temple Shearith Israel of Ridgefield, CT.
Cantor Katchko Gray is on the Executive Council of the Cantors Assembly and co-chair of the Conn. Region. She is an Associate Member of the American Conference of Cantors and Founder and Past President of the Women Cantors' Network. Her story is included in the book, " The Invisible Thread- A Portrait of American Jewish Women".
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