A native of Montreal, Canada, Cantor Green (lyric tenor) began singing at age 6 as a child soprano in his Synagogue’s choir. He became its conductor at age 15, under the tutelage of Stephen Glass. He continued his vocal development and knowledge of repertoire by joining the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir in 1992, soon afterwards becoming its associate conductor.
Cantor Green holds a diploma in Nusach Hat’filah (Prayer modes) and Chazanut (Cantorial Art) from the London School of Jewish Studies, having studied primarily with Cantor Stephen Robins. He studied voice production with Cantor Jerome Kopmar and Robert Davis. He was certified in January of 2007 as a member of the Cantors Assembly, the world’s largest professional organization of Cantors. In 2011, Cantor Green received his Cantorial Commission from the Cantors Assembly.
Since 2004, Cantor Green has held cantorial positions in the United States, and most recently, in London, England, where he was known for his professional-quality volunteer adult and youth choirs, a caring and inspiring approach to B’nei Mitzvah training, his warm and engaging personality, and his sense of humour. Cantor Green has proudly served KBI since May 2018. He is married to Jodi and they have three wonderful sons.
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In addition to being our Rabbi in Residence, Baruch Frydman-Kohl is Rabbi Emeritus of Beth Tzedec Congregation in Toronto, Ontario, after having served for 26 years as the Anne and Max Tanenbaum Senior Rabbi. Born in Milwaukee and raised in Chicago, Rav Baruch previously served Congregation Ohav Shalom in Albany, New York. He has a doctorate in philosophies of Judaism from the Jewish Theological Seminary, an LLM degree in Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Law School of York University, and is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute. He is a Co-Chair of the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus.
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Rabbi Adina Lewittes is a leading teacher, speaker, writer, and creative voice in the reimagination and revitalization of Jewish life. She teaches in the Rabbinical School of the Jewish Theological Seminary and is a member of the Senior Rabbinic Faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute.
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