High Holidays Cantor

Meet our 5782/2021 High Holiday Hazzan, Cantor Robert Freedman!

Rabbi/Cantor Bob Freedman began singing for his synagogue when he was 13 years old. His love of music led him to earn a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina and a Masters degree in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School in Rochester, NY.

After singing professionally for seven years in Toronto, performing in diverse settings that ranged from opera to synagogues to beer commercials, he returned to the United States to enroll in the Cantorial program at the Hebrew Union College School of Sacred Music. The following year, he was appointed as Cantor at the Jewish Center of Princeton, NJ, a Conservative synagogue.

Wishing to expand his ability to serve the Jewish community and to deepen his own understanding, he resigned from the Jewish Center in 1996 to obtain Rabbinical ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion. Since graduating in 2000, he has served congregations as both Cantor and Rabbi in Manchester, VT, and Philadelphia.

In 1996, he was hired as a Staff Chaplain at the Medical Center of Princeton. He continues to serve there, ministering to patients of all faiths.

Rabbi Freedman currently lives with his wife, Sally, in Princeton.