Cantor Dorothy Goldberg moved to Copenhagen from Portland, OR in 2020, and there was delighted to join Rabbis Rebecca Lillian and Sandra Kviat as Shir Hatzafon’s chazzan in March of 2021. Before moving to Europe, Dorothy Goldberg served both Reform and Conservative congregations in Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Dorothy has been singing all her life and started training in voice as a high school student at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division. After earning a BA in History and French Literature and an MA in Journalism and Public Affairs she moved to England and completed a postgraduate diploma (Dip. Mus) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Later, she moved back to the US with her family and settled in Connecticut. In midlife, she chose to pursue ordination as a Cantor and attended the Academy for Jewish Religion, earning ordination in 2005.
Dorothy has a special interest in end-of-life issues and is especially proud of having helped found Chevra Kadisha groups for progressive synagogues in Connecticut and San Juan, PR. Dorothy has served as a hospital and hospice chaplain, spending more than a year in formal Clinical Pastoral Education training at Yale/New Haven Hospital in CT and Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR. She was the Cascades Region Lead of Disaster Spiritual Care for the Red Cross from 2019-2021 and is still on this team.