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The New Synagogue of Long Island and The

Interfaith Community of Long Island

Cantor Irene Failenbogen is a singer-songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a crossover artist who has performed in operas, musical comedies, and theatre. A graduate of the National School of Dance in Buenos Aires, Cantor Irene has become well-known for her unique integration of singing, acting and body expression.

Irene is the cantor of our synagogue and the Co-Director of Religious Education for our interfaith community, sharing the position with her husband, Rev. Bill McBride.

Cantor Irene's web site is a musical journey of song and spiritual healing.  In her own words, "Being Cantor Irene is being an instrument of peace; bringing the songs of different people together in one human voice."

Visit her website


See articles written for Newsday by Cantor Irene

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