Cindy Michelassi has been a member of Congregation Etz Chaim since 1990 and began songleading for our congregation in 1995. Cindy has held many roles within our community. She was a member of our board of trustees for 8 years, taught in our religious school for 12 years, has served on numerous committees, and teaches adult Hebrew classes. In 1995 she received her Rabbinic Aid certification from the URJ (then UAHC). In this capacity she has served as shaliach tzibur (representative of the community) for many interfaith events and projects in the Chicago area, as well as leading services and providing pastoral support for our synagogue. Cindy's recordings of Jewish music have reached out to Jews across North America and as far away as Russia and Australia.