We are a warm, caring, inclusive Jewish congregation in downtown Butler, PA. Our membership is multigenerational and includes many interfaith families. In our services, we seek to blend the innovative with the traditional to reflect the plurality of our worshippers. We are a community of learners (Torah study, Hebrew and other classes, special programming) and “do-ers”(social action projects). Our onegs are to “die for!” Our religious school comprises instruction for grades K through Confirmation and beyond. We are led by our energetic Spiritual Leader, Cantor Michal Gray-Schaffer.
Our services are held at 7p.m. each Friday. Cantor Michal leads both the service and the singing, sometimes with guitar. Please check the Home Page for exact dates. An Oneg follows most services. Gathering in the synagogue always best! The services are also on zoom:
Meet the Cantor!
Cantor Michal’s passion and love for Judaism is obvious to all who meet her. Her love of Torah and its teachings is the cornerstone of both her personal and professional life. She received her Cantors’ Certification from the School of Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College, in 2009. She is a proud member of the American Conference of Cantors.
Prior to that, she was a Cantorial Soloist at Rodef Shalom and Tree of Life Congregations in Pittsburgh. She also served as the Music Teacher and Music Specialist at Rodef Shalom, and Hebrew School Teacher at Temple Ohav Shalom. For three years, Cantor Michal served as the High Holy Day cantor for U.S. soldiers at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Home of the Flying Eagles. She has trained as a chaplain , and completed a residency as staff chaplain at the Pittsburgh VA.
Her husband, attorney Eric A. Schaffer, and her children Abigail, Ethan and Gregory Schaffer, are the greatest blessings in her life.
Cantor Michal can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
B’nai Abraham Syngogue:
519 North Main Street