Cantor Judith Steel


Cantor Judith Steel was born in Berlin at the beginning of WWII. Her family was Jewish, and escaped aboard the ship St Louis in 1939 when she was an infant…only to be turned away by Cuba and the US. The ship was returned to Europe.

Her family disembarked in Belgium only to be interred in Camp Gurs. Her father was able to sneak her out to a French Catholic family, who hid her during the war. She came to live in the US in 1946, sponsored by her Aunt and Uncle.

Cantor Judith Steel is the Cantor at the New Synagogue in NYC and a Jewish Interfaith Wedding Officiant.

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