Cantor Julia Cadrain joined Central’s clergy team in 2012, after being ordained by HUC-JIR’s Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music. She loves serving the congregation in numerous and varied capacities. Some highlights include co-producing a record of music from Central’s Friday night service called Sounds of Shabbat, overseeing Central’s adult bnei mitzvah program, and conducting the teen choir. Throughout it all, she has had the privilege of ushering many families through peak life cycle moments.
Cantor Cadrain is also a certified vinyasa yoga instructor, and member of a clergy cohort with the Institute for Jewish spirituality. She is passionate about exploring the interplay between Judaism, mindfulness, and yoga, creating new and innovative yoga practices with integrated Jewish content.
Cantor Cadrain grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, and studied classical vocal performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her partner Elana.