Shirat Sharon, as a Jewish synagogue without Walls, seeks to provide Jewish services for those Jews (and people who are interested in Judaism) who choose not to affiliate with an organized religious institution. In meeting people's needs, Shirat Sharon offers everything from life cycle to study to converting to Judaism, to counseling.
Sharon Steinberg earned her cantorial certification through Hebrew Union College's Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music. She also did coursework toward a Masters in Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University and holds two degrees in music from Ithaca College (BM) and Indiana University (MM). She became a certified energy life coach through IPEC, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.
As a cantor, Sharon served for seven years at Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, 1 year at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and 11 years at Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria, Virginia.Today she works as the spiritual leader of Shirat Sharon serving the unaffiliated and those interested in learning about Judaism.
Prior to her calling to the clergy, Sharon taught voice and other related music courses on the faculties of University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Community College of Baltimore and the Baltimore School for the Arts.
Cantor Sharon also successfully pursued an operatic career. Her recital debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall was met with critical acclaim. While on a European tour, she sang excerpts from Puccini’s La Boheme which was recorded for and subsequently broadcast on Italian National Television. Sharon has sung lead roles with many opera companies and orchestras around the world and she continues to concertize today.
Sharon is the mother of three young adults, Rob, Dan and James.