Cantor Sarah Bolts serves as Cantor and Education Director at Beth Sholom B’nai Israel in Manchester, CT. Cantor Bolts was ordained as a cantor in June 2016 at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts, where she also earned a Master’s in Jewish Studies.
Cantor Bolts served as cantorial intern at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County, Bethesda, Maryland, from 2015-2016; and at Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Havurah in Newton, Massachusetts, from 2014-2015. She has served as cantorial soloist, professional Torah reader, and ba’alat t’fillah at numerous other communities in Massachusetts including Mishkan Tefila in Brookline, MA; Temple Emeth in Chestnut Hill; MA; the Vilna Shul in downtown Boston; MIT Hillel in Cambridge, MA; and her alma mater, Smith College. Cantor Bolts has also taught Hebrew school at Temple B’nai Brith in Somerville, Massachusetts; and tutored b’nai mitzvah students through Gateways: Access to Jewish Education.
From 2009-2017, Cantor Bolts was an active member and leader at Moishe Kavod House, a social justice-oriented community for Jewish young adults located in Boston, Massachusetts.