Cantor Karen Webber

(She/her/hers)

Reform

KWebber Headshot

Conversion requirements

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Not required

Mikvah:

Students use a natural mikvah such as a river. You do not have to go to the mentor for this

Beit din:

All virtual with rabbi, cantors and lay Jews

Conversion location:

Entirely virtual (based in Baltimore, MD)

Mentoring sessions available in:

English

Conversion requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:
Mikvah:

Students use a natural mikvah such as a river. You do not have to go to the mentor for this

Beit din:

All virtual with rabbi, cantors and lay Jews

I am happy to work with

People who identify as LGBTQ+, People in interfaith or dual-faith relationships

Personal statement

Meet Cantor Webber, your fully virtual conversion to Judaism mentor. As a passionate liturgical artist and life cycle officiant, she dives into rituals, prayers, and calendars through the lens of creative arts. With a knack for turning Jewish texts into poetic wonders, she finds beauty in the intersections of language and spirituality.

Having grown up within the Reform movement, Cantor Webber has journeyed through serving intimate congregations, offering solace as a community chaplain, and crafting heartfelt ceremonies for Bar/Bat Mitzvah candidates with special needs. Her teaching style is nothing short of a warm embrace, creating an inclusive space for all.

Beyond her spiritual pursuits, Cantor Webber is also a certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) in the state of Maryland. Through her work with On Our Own of Maryland and the Mental Health Association of MD, she leads workshops that utilize creativity as a powerful tool for wellness and healing.

Education

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, (DFFSM, Cantorial Ordination) & Honorary Doctorate 2015
Trinity College-Bachelor of Arts English/Theatre-Dance