Cantor Judy Merrick was born in Haifa, Israel and has been playing the guitar and performing since the age of 13. After serving in the Israeli Army, she went on to study at Tel-Aviv University where she earned a degree in theatre arts. Cantor Merrick is also a certified Israeli Dance instructor and she holds an Interior Design certification from NY School of Interior Design as well.
Cantor Merrick was certified by the Cantor Assembly as a Hazzan in March 2010.
After moving to Huntington Bay 15 years ago, she performed throughout the New York metropolitan area, leading Shabbat and holiday services and Israeli celebrations. She has also been teaching music in many different synagogues and temples, and given workshops for Jewish educators.