Cantor Lauren Phillips Fogelman

Cantor Lauren Phillips Fogelman (she/her) serves Temple Israel of Northern Westchester in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. A proud member of the American Conference of Cantors, she lives in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., with her husband Dan and sons Alex and Evan.

Temporary Structure, Perpetual Joy

Cantor Lauren Phillips Fogelman
October 4, 2021

Sukkot is known in Hebrew as Z’man Simchateinu – the time of our joy. It’s the happiest festival on the Jewish calendar, labeled as such because it represents a time for coming together to enjoy family, nature, and a bountiful harvest. 

My family erected a

How I'm Finding Blessings Amid the Separation

Cantor Lauren Phillips Fogelman
April 22, 2020

As challenging as these days of quarantine have been, I take comfort in the many ways this strange time of separation have enabled us – however ironically – to come together. Here are a few of the “blessings of separation” I’ve experienced in the age of COVID-19.

The Necessary Steps to Ready Ourselves for Repentance

D'Var Torah By: Cantor Elizabeth Sacks

July 29, 2019
In the realm of profound and fruitful parshiyot, Va-et’chanan looms large. In one stream of chapters, we both relive Revelation — the Ten Commandments — and receive the most succinct summary of our emerging theology — the Sh’ma. And yet, even before we reach these transformational texts, Va-et’chanan captures our attention.