Cantor in Residence

Sheila Nesis serves as our Cantor in Residence at Etz Chaim Synagogue in Portland, Maine and the creator and educator of the Prayer Leadership Training program at the Center for Small Town Jewish Life in midcoast, Maine. She has been selected to be part of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Clergy Leadership Program beginning in January 2023. Her writings appear in various Jewish publications, including The Times of Israel, Kveller, The Forward, and Ritualwell. Originally from Argentina, she lives in Cumberland Foreside, Maine, with her husband and two children.