Cantor Jeff is a recent graduate of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary. As an educator and highly accomplished musician, Cantor Jeff’s sweet, soulful voice and engaging presence will grace our pulpit periodically for this up-coming year.
Cantor Jeff served Temple Beth El in Portland, ME and congregations in New London, CT; Youngstown, OH and Brooklyn, NY.
Cantor Jeff is internationally renowned in the Yiddish and Klezmer scene, known for his professional playing the mandolin and guitar. He is a faculty member of Columbia University and is a Founding Artistic Director and Senior Artistic Advisor of the KlezKanada Institute for Yiddish/Jewish Culture. A fluent Yiddish speaker, Cantor Jeff is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and has studied Jewish culture, languages, and religion at the Conservative Yeshiva, Oxford University, Columbia University, the University of Haifa and Tufts University.
Temple Sinai is blessed to welcome Cantor Jeff and extends to him a baruch ha’bah warm welcome.