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Hazzan Jeffrey Weber

Hazzan Jeffrey Weber was born in Valley Forge, PA and grew up in Commack, NY. Beginning his vocal studies at a young age, he continued his training in voice and opera with Eleanor Steber of the Metrpolitan Opera, at the State University of New York at Purchase and The Juilliard School. For many years Cantor Weber sang in various synagogues in the New York tristate area, including Park East Synagogue with Cantors Moshe Geffen(z"l) and Yitzchak Helfgot and at the Park Avenue Synagogue with Cantor David Lefkowitz. These experiences inspired him to make more meaningful use of his talents. For Cantor Weber the cantorate is not merely a job, it is truly a spiritual experience as well as a wonderful way to interact with people of all ages and make a difference in the lives of others.

Prior to becoming a Hazzan, he performed for several years with both the New York City and the Metropolitan Operas and performed several seasons with the Tanglewood Festival, Aspen Music Festival and Lake George Opera. Since becoming a cantor, he has performed as a soloist with the Cantors Assembly at the Berlin Concert Hall and has concertized in many other venues. Hazzan Weber has performed in Poland, Israel, Canada, and the United States. He can been seen in the documentary film "100 Voices: A Journey Home," documenting the Cantors Assembly Mission to Poland. He participated in the Yom HaShoah program at the Israeli Embassy and, joined by his quartet, performed at other government agencies in Washington, DC as well as the Kennedy Center.

Hazzan Weber held student pulpits in Springfield, MA, New London, CT, and Paterson, NJ. Upon graduating from the H.L. Miller School at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, he became the Hazzan at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, DC, where he worked with Rabbis Jeffrey Wohlberg, Avis Miller and Charles Feinberg, and Hazzan Jenna Greenberg. These individuals were instrumental in his growth as a cantor and spiritual leader. After six years at Adas Israel, Cantor Weber, his wife Andrea, and their sons Sam and Ben moved to Sarasota, Florida where he served as the Hazzan and acting Spiritual Leader at Temple Beth Sholom. Being a musical family, they engaged in the musical development of the shul's choir and band.

Hazzan Weber believes in "Tradition and Change" and enjoys incorporating a combination of traditional Hazzanut and joyous participatory singing as a way of engaging members of all ages.

Tue, May 21 2019 16 Iyyar 5779