Alumni

Alumni Placements

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, MJEd'08, Can'08
Cantor
Temple Ner Tamid
Peabody, MA

Elise Barber, MAJS'11, Can'11
Cantor
Temple Beth El
Springfield, MA

Sarah Bolts, MAJS'16, Can'16
Cantor-Educator
Beth Sholom B'nai Israel
Manchester, CT

Vera Broekhuysen, MJEd'16, Can'16
Cantor
Temple Emanu-El
Haverill, MA

Sharon Citrin Goldstein, Cert'05, MJEd'09, Can'09
Cantor
Beth El Synagogue
Woodbury, CT

Hinda Eisen Labovitz, MAJS'14, Can'14
Cantor-Educator
Ohr Kodesh Congregation
Chevy Chase, MD

Idan Irelander, MJEd'09, Can'09
Cantor
Temple Emanuel
Andover, MA

Marcie Jonas, Can'10
Cantor
Mishkan Tefila
Brookline, MA

Adjunct Instuctor
Hebrew College
Newton Centre, MA

Katharine Judd, MJEd'15, Can'15
Spiritual Leader
Shir Heharim/Brattleboro Area Jewish Community
Brattleboro, VT

Rebecca Wexler Khitrik, MAJS'14, Can'14
Assistant Cantor and Choir Director
Temple Sinai
Sharon, MA

Lisa Kipen-Hershenson, MAJS'92, Can'14
Founder and Director
Shirat Halev/Song of the Heart Bedside Singers
Boston, MA

Richard Lawrence, MJEd'14, Can'14
Cantor
Temple Emanu El
Orange Village, OH

Kevin Margolius, MAJS'12, Can'13
Cantor-Educator
Temple Beth Tikvah
Madison, CT

Michael McCloskey, MJEd'07, Can'07
Cantor
Temple Emeth
Chestnut Hill, MA

Shana Onigman, MJEd'07, Can'07
Cantor
Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael
Morristown, N.J.

Jeri Nagler Robins, MJEd'13, Can'13
Cantor
Congregation Beth Israel
Worcester, MA

Director of Education and Youth Engagement
Congregation Or Atid
Wayland, MA

Melissa Puius, MJEd'13, Can'13
Leader, Simhat Shabbat
Temple Israel Center, White Plains, NY

Teacher
Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains, NY

Curriculum Writer
Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El, Scarsdale, NY

 

Nancy Sargon-Zarsky, MAJS'08, Can'08
Chaplain 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

B'nei Mitzvah Tutor
Temple Beth Elohim
Wellesley, MA

Henry Shapiro, MJEd'12, Can'12
Kol-Bo
Parkway Jewish Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Wendy Siegel, MJEd'11, Can'13
Cantor
Temple Sinai
Cranston, RI

Kimberley Singer, MJEd'09, Can'09
Spiritual Leader and Religious School Director
Temple Shir Shalom
Oviedo, FL

Linda Sue Sohn, Cert'06, MJEd'11, Can'11
B'nei Mitzvah Tutor
Temple Aliyah
Needham, MA

Sarra Spierer, MJEd'07, Can'07
Cantor and Pastoral Associate
Congregation Beth Elohim
Acton, MA

Beth Strassler, MAJS'16, Can'17
Cantor--Spiritual Leader
Congregation Etz Chaim
Biddeford, ME

Lynn Torgove, MAJS'11, Can'12
Head of Vocal Arts and Adjunct Professor of Music
Hebrew College
Newton Centre, MA

Cantor
Temple Emanu-el
Marblehead, MA

 Risa Wallach, MJEd'14, Can'15
Hazzan
Congregation B'nai Shalom
Walnut Creek, CA

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