Cantorial Soloist Phyllis Alpern

Cantorial Soloist Phyllis Alpern’s beautiful voice and lively spirit make Shabbat Services a joyful occasion. 

A woman of diverse talent, Cantorial Soloist Phyllis Alpern grew up in Amityville, NY and went to college at the University of Michigan. Although she intended studying music, she switched majors and achieved a degree in chemistry.

After marriage, she moved to the Chicago area, where she raised three sons and played clarinet in the North Shore Concert Band for over 25 years. After working in the Chicago area she moved to Northern Virginia. An ad in the local newspaper brought Phyllis to audition for Zemer Chai, the Jewish Chorus of Washington, with whom she sang for 24 years. 

Temple Bat Yam discovered her talent after she sang for the Sisterhood.