Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson

Rena is a composer of Jewish music, ritual leader, and educator who uplifts personal and collective healing through song. She founded A Queer Nigun Project, which organizes community singing events for LGBTQIA+ folks and sends Jewish spiritual audio content to people who are incarcerated in NYC jails.

Rena writes new tunes for liturgy and teaches traditional Hasidic melodies, expanding access to their power for all seekers. She is grateful to serve as the Cantorial Soloist at Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir, as well as the Assistant Director of Chester County Hebrew High School.

You can also find her leading ritual as part of the Cultural Organizing Team for Linke Fligl, a queer Jewish farm. You can enjoy her virtual choir video here, and check out more of her music at

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