Judy Caplan Ginsburgh is a professional singer with a degree in Vocal Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She is an internationally recognized and multi-award winning performer, recording artist and educator. Judy sings as a cantorial soloist and travels throughout North America presenting concerts, residencies, educational keynotes and workshops. Judy works actively in both Jewish and non-Jewish settings and she has developed a number of interactive, educational performances and arts-in-education residencies for school-age children.
Judy’s national honors include a Seal of Approval from the National Parenting Center; Two iParenting Media Awards; a Parents’ Choice Seal of Approval; Two Parents’ Choice Silver Honors; Two Children’s Music Web Awards; a Mazel Tov Award for Best Jewish Children’s Recording; and a Special Music Award from Religious Heritage of America. Judy was doubly honored when she was named one of the Top Ten Jewish Children’s Performers and one of the Top Ten Jewish Female Vocalists in the world by Tara Publications and Moment Magazine! In 2011, Judy was named a Jubilation Fellow by the Tides Foundation for her outstanding work sharing the joy of music with children. In 2010, she received an Arts Awareness & Education Award from her local arts community, in 1999, she was named the Louisiana Professional Artist of the Year and in 2003 she was named one of the most “Dynamic Women Under 50” living in Central Louisiana. In 2006, Judy was one of ten artists to receive an Artist Entreprenuer Grant from the State of Louisiana.
Judy has produced excellent quality, educational recordings for families since 1981. Her award-winning, best-selling recordings for Jewish families feature familiar songs which have been sung for years in Jewish schools and homes. Her interactive and educational recordings of music for general audiences have received the highest praises from teachers and parents around the globe. In addition, Judy has an active career singing at weddings, funerals and life cycle events. She also performs at special events and presents concerts featuring standards, Broadway favorites, pop and country.
Judy is the founder and Executive Director of Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare, Inc. – a not for profit organization whose mission is to bring innovative arts experiences into healthcare settings to assist with the healing process. She is a certified Sound Healer and will soon receive her Health Life Coaching Certification and Chaplaincy Certification from the Health Coach Alliance (HCA) in Colorado Springs, CO. Judy received her Rabbinic Ordination in January, 2014 and currently serves as the part-time Rabbi at B’nai Israel in Monroe, LA. In her spare time, Judy knits hand-made scarves, hats, purses and baby blankets. You can visit her Etsy shop at Judy’s Hand-Knitted items
See Judy in action in the video below, filmed at the Jubilation Foundation retreat on Bainbridge Island, WA in July, 2012.