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Cantor Search 2018


The Cantor Search Committee has been busy reviewing and interviewing candidates. 

We have invited two of our candidates to spend Shabbat with us.  Please see below further information regarding each candidate. 

April 13-14:  Cantor Joshua Kowitz

April 20-21:  Cantor Jenna Greenberg 

Please make every effort to attend at least one of the multiple opportunities to hear and interact with our candidates.
Schedule for each weekend:
8:00PM            Friday Night Services                              
9:00 AM           Nosh and Drosh led by the candidate   
9:45 AM           Saturday Morning Services followed by an extended Kiddush and a “meet the candidate” Q&A
7:00PM            Saturday Evening Service         

Please come and meet...


Cantor Joshua Kowitz

April 13-14

Joshua Kowitz, baritone, is the cantor at Temple Sinai in Middletown, New York, a position he has held since August 2016. He is particularly proud of his educational work in the community for both children and adults. In spring 2017 he headlined the Cantor’s Concert with Hazzan Steven Stoehr, performing Israeli music from pre-statehood to the present day. He recently put on another concert in March of 2018 entitled "Throwback at Club "Sinai-tra", (A concert of Sinatra music) which was the primary synagogue fundraiser of the year. Josh has always surrounded himself with music and grew up in a musical household; he is the son of Cantor Mitchell Kowitz.

        Previously, Joshua served as the cantorial intern at Congregation Beth El in Bethesda, Maryland, and student cantor at White Meadow Temple, in White Meadow Lake, New Jersey, from 2014-2016. Joshua received his bachelor of music in vocal performance from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, in 2012. Prior to coming to JTS, Josh sang in the chorus of the Minnesota Opera and performed in amateur and professional musical theater productions in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  He enjoys playing jazz piano and saxophone.


Cantor Jenna Greenberg

April 20-21

Cantor Jenna Greenberg, originally from Philadelphia, is a 2004 graduate of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. She has served as cantor and educator inSize many Jewish communities, including New York, Washington, DC, Chicago and Boston. Cantor Greenberg currently conducts the Dayton Jewish Chorale, and has served as an educator throughout Dayton, both within the Jewish community and beyond.

Wed, April 25 2018 10 Iyyar 5778