Cantor Shira Nafshi grew up in Miami, Florida, and was highly involved in both her temple's youth group and religious school as a song leader. She was mentored by her Cantor, Cantor Stuart Pittle (z"l). Shira graduated from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, School of Sacred Music in 2005 and served as the full-time Cantor for Temple B'nai Or in Morristown, New Jersey, for five years.
Shira currently serves as Cantor to Temple Beth Jacob in Concord, New Hampshire, and she is thrilled to be a member of the TBJ family and to serve as the Cantor of this wonderful community. When not on the TBJ bimah, Shira can usually be found with a horse - trimming hooves, teaching riding, or playing with her own horses.