Cantor Shira Stanford-Asiyo is an invested cantor through the Reconstructionist Movement. She currently works as a Program Manager for the Union for Reform Judaism. She was the Executive Director of JYCA- Jewish Youth for Community Action. She has previously served as the Rabbi/Cantor of Congregation Beth Hagivot in Fountain Hills, AZ, as a music specialist at the Pardes and Wornick Jewish Day Schools, and leads services and teaches at several synagogues in the San Francisco Bay Area. She previously worked as the Spiritual Leader of Temple B’nai Abraham in Bordentown, NJ, as the Education Director for Congregation Bet Haverim, and was a member of the Interfaith Alliance of Fountain Hills.
Committed to a vibrant and diverse expression of spirituality, Cantor Shira Stanford-Asiyo has been involved with a variety of endeavors and projects. Cantor Stanford-Asiyo also completed a degree in Holistic Health, and worked with local organic farms in a community supported agriculture program. She previously sat on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Multiracial Network, an organization that advances Jewish diversity through empowerment and community building with Jews of Color and multiracial Jewish families. Cantor Stanford-Asiyo also published essays in Torah Aura’s book, God: Jewish Choices for Struggling with the Ultimate, and collaborated with author Debra Jill Mazer as a content editor to publish the Open Eyed Heart Wide Haggadah.