Shul Sisters

━ A Cantorial Trio

Cantor Laurie Akers

Cantor Rachel Brook

Cantor Rachel Goldman

━ About Us

A shared desire to use music to lift women’s voices brought together acclaimed Cantors Laurie Akers (Congregation Or Shalom in suburban Chicago), Rachel Brook (Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago, IL), and Rachel Goldman (Congregation Ner Tamid, Los Angeles), as Shul Sisters, cantorial vocal trio. Shul Sisters, the first female cantorial trio in the US, has been collaborating since January 2019. Releasing the viral video, “I’m Gonna Walk It With You”, with Christian faith leaders inspired the Shul Sisters to continue the work of connecting communities across the world through harmony. Past performances include Park Avenue Synagogue (2020), International Lion of Judah Conference (2020),  Women 4 Joe Inauguration celebration with Mayim Bialik (2021), JDC Global Women’s Summit Imagine More conference (2019), Jewish United Fund of Chicago Women’s Gala with Diane Von Furstenberg (2021), and the Neranenah/Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (2021). In the Fall of 2021, Cantors Akers, Brook, and Goldman made history as they were invited to be the first female cantors to sing on the bimah at the prestigious orthodox Hampton Synagogue. With the fundamental belief that joining together in song reminds us of our inherent worth and beauty, the Shul Sisters continue to inspire people across the globe. 

━ 2022 Performances

Tuesday, March 1

2022 Humanitarian Awards Dinner
Illinois Holocaust Museum
Chicago, IL

 
Sunday, April 24

Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

 
Sunday, May 15

Installation of Cantor Rachel Brook
Anshe Emet Synagogue
Chicago, IL

 
Thursday, June 8

Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Detroit, MI

 
Sunday, June 12

Temple Or Elohim
Jericho, NY

 

Wednesday, August 17th

Private Event
Northbrook, IL

 

Saturday, August 20th

Private Event
Lake Tahoe, CA

 

Thursday, November 3rd

Installation of Cantor Rachel Goldman
Congregation Beth Yeshurun
Houston, TX

 

Sunday, November 27th

Temple Emanuel
Newton, MA

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