We are blessed to have the warmth and leadership of Rabbi-Cantor Marie Betcher, an accomplished Rabbi, Cantor, Education Director and opera singer.
She is honored to serve as Chaplain for the Austin Police Department and the Cedar Park Police and Fire Departments.
Betcher serves as Rabbi for Congregation Chaverim B’Kavanah in Cedar Park and has served congregations across the country, gaining a wide and varied experience throughout her pulpit career.
She is very active in the interfaith communities in Austin and the surrounding cities. She is a Speaker at SXSW (South by Southwest, Austin Texas 2018). She sits on the Board of Directors of both iACT (Interfaith Action of Central Texas) and Swan Songs (fulfils musical wishes for the dying).
She served the American Conference of Cantors Executive Board, Chair of the ACC Caring Committee. She serves on the Advisory Board of The Interfaith Arts Council (IAC). Betcher holds her Bachelors and Masters in Vocal Performance.
Rabbi Betcher is a member of the American Conference of Cantors; member of Guild of Temple Musicians; Austin Jewish Clergy Association; Interfaith Clergy Association; Faculty for Global Day of Jewish Learning at the Dell Jewish Community Center; SULAM; Tapestry; Hadassah Life Member; and JWI Life Member
Marie lives in Cedar Park, Texas with husband Jonathan and fur babies Rosie and Izzy.