Jeremy Stein's life has been defined by music: from singing and playing to performing on stage, Jeremy's melodic voice and love of Judaism complemented each other during his time at The Jewish Theological Seminary.
As a recent graduate of the H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music, Jeremy is now settling into his new role as a hazzan at Congregation Beth Israel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
According to Jeremy, he decided to attend the H. L. Miller Cantorial School because of its close-knit community and the opportunity to study with musical students of a high caliber. He recalls his first year of study—in Israel from 2004 to 2005—as transformative: he enjoyed taking interesting classes, hiking around the country, and studying the Turkish flute.
Back at JTS, Jeremy took pleasure in playing sports, including "seminary softball," football, and Frisbee. After working up an appetite, he relied on his cooking skills, which were also on display this year at the Rebecca and Israel Ivry Prozdor High School where he taught a class on lesser-known Jewish communities around the world. "For each class, I prepared a dish from that part of the world," Jeremy says.
Now Jeremy cooks up soaring melodies in a congregation of his own, and we know he will have great success in his new role.