CANTOR EMERITA LISA R. HEST  holds a Master’s Degree in Sacred Music from Cantor Lisa HestHebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She served as cantor for Temple Beth-El of Great Neck for 26 years before retiring in 2016. Cantor Hest guided our congregation through a transition from “Classical Reform” to today’s participatory, more informal service. Her choral preparation and conducting, original musicals for children and original Purim Shpiels were enjoyed and appreciated by generations of congregants. In retirement, Cantor Hest will have more time to spend with her two sons, Daniel and Ari, and their families.