Congregation B’nai Jacob in Woodbridge is installing a new clergy to their pulpit, Cantor Malachi Kanfer. This special event will take place at the synagogue on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3 PM, and is free and open to the community.
The program’s highlight will be “A Cantor’s Concert Extraordinaire”, featuring Cantor Kanfer, along with special cantorial guests. The concert will also include participation of local choirs: The Sweet Singers of B’nai Jacob, Our Lady of Assumption Church Choir, First Church of Christ Choir, and New Haven Hazamir Teen Choir. A reception will follow the concert.
Cantor Kanfer, 28, originally from Ohio, studied as an undergraduate at Oberlin College. He was invested as a cantor from the H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. In his new role, Kanfer will lead the community in prayer, teach liturgical music, officiate at life cycle events, and serve as a pastor. He is also the new director of the Religious School at Congregation B’nai Jacob, and choir director at B’nai Jacob and New Haven Hazamir.