Erica (Riki) Lippitz

Profile Updated: November 22, 2020
Erica (Riki) Lippitz
Residing in: South Orange, NJ USA
Occupation: Cantor (clergy)
Children: Gabriel b. 1989; Eliana b.1994; Lev b. 1995
Yes! Attending Reunion
Where have you lived?

Chicago, Boston, New York City. South Orange, NJ since 1987.

School Story:

BA of Musical Arts (Music & Psychology) from Univ. of Michigan- Ann Arbor

MA in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University

Certificate of Hazzan and grad degree in Jewish Music from the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC (1987)

Which U.S. states have you visited?

I enjoyed more traveling as a child than as an adult! Most recently, these cities: Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta, Ft Lauderdale; Waterville, Maine.

I recall much of ETHS with affection - especially the music department, where I spent much of my time, and which launched my career.

Which countries have you visited?

Israel, some of Europe; India in 2012

With which Middle school are you most closely affiliated?


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Nov 25, 2023 at 3:33 AM
Sep 21, 2023 at 11:01 PM

Welcome back into the HS circle!

Nov 25, 2022 at 3:33 AM
Nov 25, 2021 at 3:33 AM
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May 10, 2021 at 3:36 PM

Posted on: May 10, 2021 at 7:08 AM

Happy birthday, Suzie! Recalling great times as young children on South Blvd. ...

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Feb 09, 2021 at 11:21 PM

Posted on: Feb 09, 2021 at 11:58 AM

Dear Maureen, I hope that this day is good to you! It must be frustrating and dispiriting to have spent a year offstage, but I I truly hope that your voice still rings in whatever venues are meaningful to you. You are very much a part of my the best memories of my youth. Remember playing “the Sound of Music “incessantly on LP, singing along the whole time? Isn’t it sad to lose Christopher Plummer? Those characters are eternal to me....

Nov 25, 2020 at 3:33 AM
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Nov 22, 2020 at 9:28 PM

Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 at 11:34 PM

Happy birthday, Shari! I hope that all is well with you. Remembering our b/mitz day...only 41 years ago, good grief!

Jun 28, 2020 at 8:17 PM

Nancy, you were always an inspiration to me. How is your "Songs By Heart" Foundation managing in this crazy world? Keep creating!

Nov 25, 2019 at 3:37 AM
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Nov 25, 2017 at 3:33 AM
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Jan 27, 2017 at 11:33 AM

I am not in Chicago.  Had anyone reached out to his wife?  Is there a shiva being held in his memory?  Is there a way for us to help comfort them, and share these words of tribute?  Peter, Bob, Byron, might you reach out?

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Jan 26, 2017 at 3:34 AM

I am so shocked and saddened to read of Lou's passing. What a loss for his wife and kids. I knew him best through Beth Emet, as we both went to Israel on a student exchange program in our junior year.  Very much appreciate all the memories being shared here.  Life is precious, indeed.

Nov 25, 2016 at 3:33 AM
Sep 01, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Happy birthday, Betsy! I don't know about you, but these numbers no longer make sense to me...they certainly don't jive with how I feel. I bet our parents felt the same way. Hope that you and all the family are well!

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