Cantor Lauren Furman Adesnik was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles. Cantor Adesnik has been singing classical and Jewish music for most of her life, and received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Arts Performance from The University of Southern California. Since then, Lauren has performed starring roles with Repertory Opera Company of Los Angeles, and Contemporary Opera Company of Los Angeles. She has worked with nationally renowned artists including William Vendice, Brent McMunn, Suzanna Guzman and Ruth Golden. Having a passion for creating new Jewish music, Lauren created a co-commission for a new Kol Nidre written by acclaimed Jewish music composer, Michael Isaacson. Rabbis and Cantors from across the country, as well as members from the HUC-JIR cantorial classes of 2010-2013 participated in this exciting venture. Kol Nidre debuted on the West Coast at University Synagogue with Cantor Jay Frailich, and on the East Coast at Hebrew Union College, featuring Lauren as the soloist. As a soloist, Lauren taught over 300 B’nai Mitzvah students at her home synagogue, Temple Judea of Tarzana, Ca. Additionally, Cantor Adesnik has worked as a soloist and also as a student cantor with many synagogues of the Greater Los Angeles area, as well as throughout the East Coast, teaching B’nai Mitzvah, adult education, creating dynamic musical programming, and leading congregations in prayer. Lauren is proud to serve Temple Emanu-El of Greater Atlanta as their Cantor. She resides in Atlanta, Ga. with her husband, Moshe.