BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Temple Sholom, on North Bridge Street in Bridgewater, has welcomed a new cantor to its congregation – Vadim Yucht, who will be joining the synagogue July 1.

Born in Ukraine, Yucht received his M.A. from the Moscow Academy of Music and Culture, and then became a cantor while living in Israel. He earned his M.A. in Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Prior to coming to Bridgewater, Yucht served as a cantor at the Morristown Jewish Center, where he was known for his innovative programs, like a children’s choir and congregational band.

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"We are extremely pleased to be welcoming Cantor Vadim Yucht to our Temple family and look forward to spending many wonderful Shabbats and holidays with him,” said Ellen Teller, president of Temple Sholom, in a release from the synagogue. “He brings wonderful musical talent and educational experience to our entire congregational community, adults and children alike. We look forward to engaging musically with him in worship, and in our Preschool, Religious School and award-winning Hebrew High School, as well. He will be a marvelous addition to our synagogue.” 

The synagogue will be holding a special dinner with Shabbat services to welcome Yucht and his wife, Dina, July 11 at 6:30 p.m., followed by Friday Night Services at 8 p.m.

The cost of the dinner is $13 for adults and $8 for children ages 10 and under. The maximum cost for a family is $54.

Register in advance by going to For more information, contact Jack Berezov at 908-722-1339.