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Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen

Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen, Temple Beth El
Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen

Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen is a native of Skokie, Illinois prior to her relocating to Boca Raton, and Temple Beth El. She spent the majority of her childhood in a Jewish Day School, surrounded by her cousin and mother who were the premiere Jewish music educators in the Chicagoland area, and remain so to this day.

Michelle Auslander Cohen spent 14 years becoming proficient in piano, and by the beginning of high school, devoted herself to the art of singing. She pursued an operatic career, attending prestigious vocal programs such as the Peabody Conservatory, Indiana University and the Sarasota and Cincinnati Young Artist Programs. Michelle has earned esteemed awards including Fellowship Artist to the Brevard Music Center and an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera Association.

Learn more about Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen here.

Blogs By This Author

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Yom Ha’atzmaut: Shabbat Message from Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen
Years ago, while pursuing a career in opera, every coach and conductor I worked with told me my voice was perfect for La Bohème. I spent hundreds of hours in my twenties practicing this music, yet there came a point when I made a decision that I would never be
May 17, 2024
Shabbat Message
It’s The Journey: Shabbat Message from Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen
Tonight, we celebrate the women of Temple Beth El with our annual Sisterhood Shabbat service. What I have come to not only love, but to cherish about women is the enormous variety of emotions they feel, as well the incredible level of productivity they can achieve in any given day.
March 29, 2024
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Blessed Is The Flame: Shabbat Message from Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen
“Light one candle for the Maccabee children, with thanks that their light didn’t die. Light one candle for the pain they endured, when their right to exist was denied…” We are all Maccabee children. We are all learning how to fight to keep our light burning during these very dark
December 15, 2023
Shabbat Message
Perspective: Shabbat Message from Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen
A fiddler on the roof… sounds crazy, no? Each of us…trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune…without breaking our necks! Recently departed Sheldon Harnick, z”l, lyricist of Fiddler on the Roof, captured the Jewish spirit in this wonderful metaphor; life is like standing on a roof playing a fiddle; the
July 14, 2023
Shabbat Message
Nasso: Shabbat Message from Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen
Take a moment. If you could imagine your perfect day, what would it look like? Even say it out loud to yourself. In this week’s Torah portion, Nasso, God tells Moses, “Speak to Aaron and his sons, and tell them this is how you shall bless the children of Israel.”  יְבָרֶכְךָ
June 2, 2023
Shabbat Message
On Courage: Shabbat Message from Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen
“The whole world is a very narrow bridge, and the most important part is not to be afraid.”                                                                
May 12, 2023
Shabbat Message
Borrowed Time: Shabbat Message from Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen
Have you ever noticed that when you borrow something from a friend or family member that you tend to take care of it better than you would if it was something you owned? For example, imagine you borrowed a diamond ring from a friend. Would you not feel an extra
May 20, 2022
Shabbat Message
Finding Faith: Shabbat Message from Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen
There is a saying that we often tend to look at events of the past through rose colored glasses. In fact, this phenomenon of seeing past negative events in a more positive light is a condition called Fading Affect Bias. Our brains try to forget negative events quickly, but cling
March 11, 2022
Shabbat Message
Terumah: Shabbat Message from Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give. -Winston Churchill In this week’s Torah Portion, Terumah, the people of Israel are instructed how to make mishkan – a portable temple. The Jewish people are called upon to contribute thirteen materials and God
February 4, 2022
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L’Dor Vador: Shabbat Message from Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen
This weekend, we commemorate the Anniversary of Kristallnacht, also known as, “The Night of Broken Glass”. On November 9th, 1938, Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses, and murdered nearly 100 Jewish souls. Soon after, approximately 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to Nazi concentration
November 5, 2021