Cantor Wendy Autenrieth
Cantor Wendy Autenrieth brings music to Temple Bat Yam everyday, from her impressive Cantorial leadership at services and observances to her guidance of the Temple’s choir and intergenerational band, Dor L’Dor, and as an educator at the religious school.
Cantor Wendy, as she affectionately is called by many Congregants, brings diverse music organizations to the Temple, such as Jewish college a capella groups, the Florida Youth Orchestra and other talented performers. She annually spearheads the Temple’s Empty Bowls Dinner benefiting the Cooperative Feeding Program and also volunteers monthly as a food delivery driver for the organization. Her community involvement includes visiting residents at Willow- wood Retirement Community, helping to lead an Interfaith Thanksgiving service and participating in the Broward County AIDS Seder.
Cantor Autenrieth graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, majoring in music therapy. In 1987 she received a Masters Degree in sacred music from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion School of Sacred Music in New York. She is a member of the American Conference of Cantors has served on its board of directors. Prior to joining TBY in 2001 she served congregations in Worcester, Mass., and New Orleans, La.
Cantor Autenrieth and her husband Bruce have been married for 36 years and have two children and three grandchildren. They look forward to welcoming their fourth grandchild this year.