Meet our Clergy – Congregation of Reform Judaism

Posted By on May 17, 2023

cantor bryce megdal


Cantor Bryce Megdal was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She attended a Jewish day school from first through eighth grade, where she developed a lifelong love for Judaism and the Hebrew language. She began her singing journey in fourth grade, when she joined the Tucson Jewish Youth Choir in its first year.

After she had her Bat Mitzvah, through high school, and through college, Cantor Megdal remained involved at her temple with a growing list of roles. In May 2012, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Judaic Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art at the University of Arizona. A year later, she moved to Los Angeles to attend the Academy for Jewish Religion California (AJRCA).

From September 2013 to February 2020, Cantor Megdal was one of two Bnai Mitzvah teachers at Kehillat Israel (KI) Reconstructionist Synagogue of the Pacific Palisades. In May 2015, she received a Masters Degree in Jewish Studies with an Emphasis in Music in Jewish Life from ARJCA, and in August 2015, she transferred into the Cantorial Program. In her last two years of Cantorial School, Cantor Megdal interned at Temple Akiba in Culver City and Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) in Encino. On May 27, 2019, Cantor Megdal was ordained as a Cantor, and on July 1, 2020, she began her role asCantor atCRJ.

While Cantor Megdal fully supports keeping traditional Jewish worship elements alive, such as nusach (the traditional mode of Jewish prayer chant) and older pieces of hazzanut (the traditional music of the Cantorate), and sincerely enjoys singing with a classical style, she also believes it is important to teach new and modern musical settings of Jewish liturgy. She is a Jewish music nerd, always eager to learn new tunes and renditions of Jewish text.

One of Cantor Megdals passions is writing and composing Jewish music. Creating and sculpting her own musical interpretations of Judaism's ancient text and core Jewish concepts nourishes her soul; she hopes her music nurtures others souls as well. Two of her songs have been published withTranscontinental Music Publication's books: Nigun Anthology III and The Complete Jewish Songbook for Children III. Cantor Megdal released her first album of original Jewish music, entitled Shine Forth, in May 2016. As of July 6, 2022, she has begun to record her next album (or album series)!

In addition to the above, Cantor Megdal is an avid photographer, graphic designer, and swimmer. She lives with her husband, Marc Tanne, who is a software engineer.

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