SJM Alumni

Students who become ordained through the School of Jewish Music are eligible for membership in both the Cantors Assembly and the American Conference of Cantors. These memberships in the largest professional cantorial associations give graduates access to the leading cantorial placement services. All of our graduates have found meaningful employment in full-time and part-time positions.

Following is a partial list of School of Jewish Music alumni who are making an impact in their respective communities:

stephen abramowitz

Stephen Abramowitz, MJEd'08, Can'08

Temple Ner Tamid
Peabody, Mass.

elise barber

Elise Barber, MAJS'11, Can'11

Temple Beth El
Springfield, Mass.

sharon citrin Sharon Citrin, Cert'05, MJEd'09, Can'09

Beth El Synagogue
Southbury, Conn.
idan irelander Idan Irelander, MJEd'09, Can'09

Music Director
Temple Emanuel
Andover, Mass.

marcie joans Marcie Jonas, Can'10

Temple Beth Shalom

Needham, Mass.
kevin margolius
Kevin Margolius, MAJS'12, Can'13

Temple Beth Tikvah

Madison, Conn.
michael mccloskey Michael McCloskey, MJEd'11, Can'07

Temple Emeth

Chestnut Hill, Mass.
shana onigman Shana Onigman, MJEd'07, Can'07

Congregation B'nai Israel

Basking Ridge, N.J.
jeri nagler robins
Jeri Nagler Robins, MJEd'13, Can'13

Cantor/Director of Education
Temple Beth Shalom

Peabody, Mass.
nancy sargon

Nancy Sargon-Zarsky, MAJS'08, Can'08 

Chaplaincy Intern
Brigham & Women's Hospital

B’nei Mitzvah Tutor
Temple Beth Elohim

Wellesley, Mass.

Private Jewish Educator

henry shapiro

Henry Shapiro, Can'12, MJEd'12

Parkway Jewish Center


kim singer Kimberly Singer, MJEd'09, Can'09

Temple Sinai

Worcester, Mass.
linda sue sohn Linda Sue Sohn, Cert'06, MJEd'11, Can'11

Cantor and Co-Spiritual Leader
Temple Emanuel

Marlborough, Mass.
sarra spierer Sarra Spierer, Cert'07, MJEd'07, Can'07

Cantor and Pastoral Associate
Congregation Beth Elohim

Acton, Mass.
lynn torgove

Lynn Torgove, MAJS'11, Can'12

Head of Vocal Arts, Adjunct Professor of Music
Hebrew College 

Temple Emanu-el

Marblehead, Mass.