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
Temple Ner Tamid
Peabody, Mass.
Michael McCloskey, MJEd'11, Can'07
Temple Emeth
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Elise Barber, MAJS'11, Can'11
Temple Beth El
Springfield, Mass.
Shana Onigman, MJEd'07, Can'07
Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael
Morristown, N.J.
Sharon Citrin, Cert'05, MJEd'09, Can'09
Beth El Synagogue
Southbury, Conn.

Jeri Nagler Robins, MJEd'13, Can'13
Congregation Beth Israel
Worcester, Mass.

Director of Education and Youth Engagement
Congregation Or Atid
Wayland, Mass.

Hinda Eisen, MAJS'14, Can'14
Ohr Kodesh Congregation
Chevy Chase, Md.
Nancy Sargon-Zarsky, MAJS'08, Can'08
B'nei Mitzvah Tutor
Temple Beth Elohim
Wellesley, Mass.
Idan Irelander, MJEd'09, Can'09
Music Director
Temple Emanuel
Andover, Mass.
Henry Shapiro, MJEd'12, Can'12
Parkway Jewish Center
Marcie Jonas, Can'10
Temple Beth Shalom
Needham, Mass.
Wendy Siegel, MJEd'11, Can'13
Temple Sinai
Cranston, R.I.
Katharine Judd, MJEd'15, Can'15
Spiritual Leader
Shir Heharim/Brattleboro Area Jewish Community
Brattleboro, Vt.
Kimberly Singer, MJEd'09, Can'09
Spiritual Leader and Religious School Director
Temple Shir Shalom
Oviedo, Fla.
Rebecca Wexler Khitrik, MAJS'14, Can'14
Assistant Cantor and Choir Director
Temple Sinai
Sharon, Mass.
Linda Sue Sohn, Cert'06, MJEd'07, Can'07
Cantor and Co-Spiritual Leader
Temple Emanuel
Marlborough, Mass.

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

Sarra Spierer, Cert'07, MJEd'07, Can'07
Cantor and Pastoral Associate
Congregation Beth Elohim
Acton, Mass.
Richard Lawrence, MJEd'14, Can'14
Temple Emanu El
Orange Village, Ohio

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

Temple Emanu-el
Marblehead, Mass.

Kevin Margolius, MAJS'12, Can'13
Temple Beth Tikvah
Madison, Conn.
Risa Wallach, MJEd'14, Can'15
Congregation B'nai Shalom
Walnut Creek, Calif.