We are blessed to have the warmth and leadership of Rabbi-Cantor Marie Betcher, an accomplished rabbi, cantor, education director and opera singer.
Betcher sang in concert in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, toured Sicily and England. New York University Recital Hall, The Ambler Music Festival in Philadelphia, Piccolo Spoletto in Charleston, SC, among many other venues. She has toured England and Sicily in concert performances. She was one of the winners of the Bellini International Opera Competition in Sicily.
She has served congregations across the country, gaining a wide and varied experience throughout her pulpit career including serving as the Rabbi, Cantor and Director of Education for Congregation Shir Ami in Cedar Park, Texas for almost 12 years. She is very active in the interfaith communities in Austin and the surrounding cities. She is honored to serve the Austin Police Department and the Cedar Park Police and Fire Departments as a Chaplain. She sits on the Board of Directors and is a performer for Swan Songs (fulfils musical wishes for the dying).
She served the American Conference of Cantors Executive Board, Chair of the ACC Caring Committee and sat on the ACC Budget Committee. She serves on the Advisory Board of The Interfaith Arts Council (IAC). She was on staff for the LLI (Life Long Learning Institute in Austin, TX).
Rabbi Betcher is a member of the American Conference of Cantors; member of Guild of Temple Musicians; Austin Jewish Clergy Association; Interfaith Clergy Association; Bureau of Jewish Education; Faculty for Global Day of Jewish Learning at the Dell Jewish Community Center; SULAM; Tapestry; Hadassah Life Member; and JWI Life Member