ABOUT OUR CONGREGATION
Shirat Sharon is a synagogue founded in 2013 to meet the needs of unaffiliated Jews. While located in Boca Raton, FL, our rabbi is available to travel to your venue nationally and internationally. Shirat Sharon offers life cycle ceremonies and services, Jewish education for children and adults, spiritual and pastoral counseling and conversion.
ABOUT OUR RABBI - Rabbi-Cantor Sharon Steinberg
Rabbi-Cantor (R-C) Sharon Steinberg has been serving the Jewish community as clergy since 1992. In 2013, she founded Shirat Sharon to fill the Judaic needs of those who have chosen not to join a specific synagogue community. She also welcomes working with interfaith couples and families; and LGBTQ people. Whether it is for a wedding or funeral, a child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Jewish education or spiritual or personal troubles, R-C Steinberg is here for you. Her services are personalized and meaningful and she fosters warm relationships with those she serves.
As a cantor, R-C Steinberg served Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, MD from 1922-2001 and Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria, VA from 2001-2013. She took time off to study for the rabbinate between 2013-2015, and after ordination, was brought on board to be the sole spiritual leader of Temple Beth Shira, Boca Raton, FL, a community she continues to serve.
R-C Steinberg studied for the cantorate through the American Conference of Cantors’ Certification Program in partnership with Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion’s Debbie Friedman School of Music earning her s’micha (ordination) in 2003. Her rabbinic ordination is from The Rabbinical Academy, Mesifta Adath Wolkowisk, Inc. She has also studied pastoral counseling and is a certified professional life coach.
During the 1980s, R-C Steinberg, in her first career, was a college professor of voice, at the University of Maryland, Community College of Baltimore, the Baltimore School for the Arts and the University of Wisconsin. Concurrent with her teaching she sang around the world as a classical singer. Some of the highlights of her performance career include a critically acclaimed duet recital at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and an evening of opera excerpts with the Chigiana Orchestra of Siena, Italy which was recorded and subsequently broadcast on Italian National Television.
R-C Steinberg is the proud mother of three adult children.