Karen Webber is a liturgical, teaching and performing artist making her home in Baltimore, MD. Ordained as cantor from HUC-JIR in 1990, Karen has served as a holy day, guest, and cantor-in-residence and currently serves congregations in MD and PA. She will join Gilchrist Hospice as a Jewish Chaplain this fall.
A recipient of small arts grants in Pennsylvania and Tennessee, Karen designs innovative music/theatre pieces performed in colleges, eldercare facilities and community centers. Her latest project, ‘Mona’s Hairbrush’ was awarded a grant by the Maryland State Arts Council in June, 2022. She continues to partner with Mental Health Association of Maryland and the Council to produce innovative programs for senior adults.
Her poems and essays have been published online at RitualWell, Voice of Eve, Poetica, and Unlikely Places and in print at Torrid Literature Journal and Lilith Magazine among others.