JTS Cantorial School Dean to Serve as Scholar in Residence at Holy Blossom Temple

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: nijacobson@jtsa.edu

January 8, 2008, New York, NY

Hazzan Henry Rosenblum, dean of the H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music at The Jewish Theological Seminary, will serve as scholar in residence on Shabbat Shira, January 18-19, at Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, Toronto.

At 6:00 p.m. on January 18, Hazzan Rosenblum will participate in the Kabbalat Shabbat service,
offer a devar Torah, lead Zemirot, and speak at the Shabbat dinner on "Shlomo Carlebach, The Man and His Music."

Hazzan Rosenblum will also participate in Saturday morning services, which will begin at 10:30 on January 19, and be followed by a lunch and study workshop, “The Art of Cantillation: The Deeper Meaning of the Sacred Text.”

A member of the Advisory Board of the American Society for Jewish Music, Hazzan Rosenblum
graduated from Brooklyn College with a BA in Philosophy. He completed his cantorial studies at
JTS, where he received the diploma of hazzan and a bachelor of Sacred Music degree in 1972. He later returned to serve on the faculty as an instructor of hazzanut and is now the first hazzan to assume the position of dean of the cantorial school.

Hazzan Rosenblum has served as cantor at White Meadow Temple in Rockaway, New Jersey, Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange, New Jersey, and North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park, Illinois. A former conductor of the New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble, Hazzan Rosenblum has held numerous offices in the Cantors Assembly, the national umbrella organization for cantors in the Conservative Movement. He served as president of the Assembly from 1997 to 1999 and was awarded a doctor of music degree, honoris causa, from JTS in 2002.

Registration is required for both the potluck Shabbat dinner and the lunch and study session.
Further information is available by calling Mari Lynn Rusak at (416) 789-3291 ext. 224.

Editors/Reporters: To schedule an interview with Hazzan Rosenblum, please contact Sherry S.Kirschenbaum in the Department of Communications at (212) 678-8953.