Natalie Young

Natalie Young

Cantor Young arrived at Beth Emet in 2023, and is an award-winning composer whose music is being used by communities all over the world.  Her gift for writing beautiful and memorable melodies has made prayer experiences accessible for worshippers young and old.  The power of music is something she takes seriously not just in her music writing, but how she connects with people and crafts services as a cantor.  She is also privileged to be able to share her musical gifts and teachings with communities as a cantor/composer-in-residence throughout the year.

Natalie’s musical and written work can be found in various publications including: Music, Carrier of Intention in 49 Jewish Prayers. Shirei Ha-T’fillot by the Movement for Reform Judaism, the Ruach Songbook, the Shalshelet Festival Songbook, and the Shirei Mishkan HaNefesh Anthology.  Her songs have been featured at URJ Biennials, the Shalshelet Music Festival, Hava Nashira, American Conference of Cantors conventions, North American Jewish Choral Festival, HUC-DFSSM, and various concerts around the country. Many of her songs have been recorded by other artists.  Her recording projects include the WRJ Centennial CD, Stacey Beyer’s Candle Blessing Project, Noam Katz’s Mirembe, The Soul Within, and Kol HaLev V’Kol HaNeshama.  Natalie has released three albums of original music; Carry Me and Natalie Young: Standing on the Shoulders, and Soul Spark, with her fourth, A Light In the Dark: Songs of Hope and Healing ​due in the fall of 2022. Natalie has composed music for a number of commissions for communities and organizations around the country, and in the summer of 2015, The Natalie Young Anthology was published, bringing her sheet music to musicians around the globe.

Natalie lives in Skokie with her husband, Rabbi David Young, their three children: Gabriel, Alex, and Bella, and their dog, Orion.

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