Cantor Sarah Bolts serves as Associate Hazzan/Music Director at B’nai Israel Congregation in Rockville, Maryland. Cantor Bolts was ordained as a cantor in June 2016 at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts, where she also earned a Master’s in Jewish Studies.
Previously, Cantor Bolts served as Cantor and Education Director at Beth Sholom B’nai Israel in Manchester, Connecticut. She also served as cantorial intern at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County, Bethesda, Maryland, from 2015-2016; and at Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Havurah in Newton, Massachusetts, from 2014-2015. She has worked as cantorial soloist, professional Torah reader, and ba’alat t’fillah at numerous other communities in Massachusetts including Mishkan Tefila in Brookline, MA; Temple Emeth in Chestnut Hill; MA; the Vilna Shul in downtown Boston; MIT Hillel in Cambridge, MA; and her alma mater, Smith College.
From 2009-2017, Cantor Bolts was an active member and leader at Moishe Kavod House, a social justice-oriented community for Jewish young adults located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Cantor Bolts lives in Maryland with her spouse and daughter.
Photo credit for header images: Nir Landau