Commission Debut

Temple Judea, Palm Beach Gardens

It's an absolute honor to have had the opportunity to create a commissioned piece for Cantor Abbie Strauss and Temple Judea. While I regrettably won't be present for the debut, as I'll be in Nashville at Congregation Micah during that time, I am completely confident that you are in the most capable hands. Cantor Abbie will be introducing "V'ahavta L'reacha Kamocha" for the very first time, and I'm truly excited to be there in spirit, eagerly awaiting the chance to experience Abbie's heartfelt and unique interpretation.

Wishing you all a remarkable and memorable debut performance.


Composer In Residence

Temple Israel, Canton, OH

I am honored to serve as the Composer in Residence for the upcoming Shabbat service, where we will present the premiere of an original composition, Do Justly.

Looking forward to sharing this meaningful occasion with you all.


Lunch and Learn

Temple Israel, Canton, OH

Today, we embark on a journey deep into the creative process that gave birth to "Do Justly." I consider it a true privilege to have had the opportunity to connect with Rabbi Spitzer while crafting this commissioned piece. As we delve into the heart of our discussion, I am confident that we are about to uncover a rich tapestry of insights and emotions, unraveling the very essence of the song's creation. Together, we will explore the intricacies of its liturgical foundations, the artful adaptation of its lyrics, and the harmonious identity that shapes the piece into a cohesive whole.

Join me as we venture into the captivating narrative behind "Do Justly," a journey that promises to be deeply meaningful and enriching.


ECA European Cantors Convention

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Hannover, Germany

Join us for a 6-day event brimming with Jewish learning, music, and remembrance. This gathering will showcase a lineup of distinguished Cantors, composers, and educators from across Europe. Attend sessions led by inspirational presenters, engage in thought-provoking panel discussions, participate in masterclasses and choral workshops. Additionally, enjoy special evening entertainment, open mic sessions, and a captivating Gala Concert. For reservations, please click the provided URL.


Composer In Residence

Temple Judea, Los Angeles, CA

I'm honored to join Temple Judea as the Composer in Residence for the premiere of an original piece commissioned by Cantor Allison Wissott. I'm excited to share a deeply meaningful and inspiring Shabbat experience with the community.


Composer In Residence

Emanuel Denver, Denver, CO

I'm honored to be Composer in Residence at Temple Emanuel Denver for this Shabbat, and I look forward to the debut of a new piece commissioned by Rabbi Joe Black in commemoration of the congregation's 150th Anniversary.