Cantor Steven Sher joins us for our High Holy Day Services. Cantor Sher was born and raised in the twin cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He was ordained upon graduation from the Hebrew Union College School of Sacred Music. He holds graduate degrees in communication, television and theater production, group dynamics, counseling and group process from the University of Minnesota and Temple University and an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the HUC School of Sacred Music.
Cantor Sher has served congregations in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Pennsylvania and has championed creative Jewish music programming for the synagogue and community. He also served as a youth advisor and director and has specialized in musical programming for Jewish youth. His liturgical compositions have enjoyed wide popularity in the Reform youth and camp movements and the synagogue. They have been performed throughout the world and by groups such as Peter, Paul and Mary. His composition for the text of “Dodi Li” is the only Jewish liturgical setting performed and recorded by this group.