SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Cantor Jason M. Rosenman will be serving as Cantor of Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield beginning in July. He is replacing Cantor Amy Daniels who has been with the temple since 1988 and is retiring.
He was ordained as a Cantor from the Hebrew Union College (HUC) -- Jewish Institute of Religion -- School of Sacred Music in 2002. Prior to his Cantorial studies, Cantor Rosenman received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance at Syracuse University. He spent two years in Israel, first in postgraduate study at the World Union of Jewish Students program in Arad and then the Year-in-Jerusalem part of his studies at HUC. He completed his training with four additional years of Cantorial study in New York.
Cantor Rosenman grew up in Rockland County, NY in the town of Haverstraw and gravitated to music at an early age. Several deep conversations throughout college with people of various different backgrounds led him to take up an interest in religion. These conversations fostered a desire to specifically focus on Jewish music and the idea of using his musical gifts to serve the Jewish community. Singing in a choir at a Reform synagogue in New City enabled this interest to intensify and helped his Cantorial career take root.
Since his ordination, Cantor Rosenman has served positions in New Jersey, Florida, and Ohio. He is a member of the American Conference of Cantors and performs with the New Jersey Cantors’ Concert Ensemble. Cantor and his wife, Amy, have an 8 year old daughter, Samantha. He looks forward to working with Bar and Bat Mitzvah students in preparation for their big days, leading the Adult and Junior Choirs, and worshipping, growing, and learning, with the community of Temple Sha’arey Shalom.
Cantor Rosenman will be meeting his new congregation at Shabbat services on Friday, August 24, and Friday, August 31, and at the temple's Shabbat Under the Stars on Friday, September 7. For more information, please call the temple office at (973) 379-5387; email email@example.com; Facebook facebook.com/Shaarey; web site www.shaarey.org.
Cantor Daniels was one of less 35 female Cantors in the reform movement in the entire United States. In April 2010, she was awarded and honorary Doctorate from the Hebrew Union College for 25 years of service as a Cantor.