Henry Rosenblum

 Henry Rosenblum

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Assistant Professor of Hazzanut, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Hazzan Henry Rosenblum is the Michael W. Greene Dean of the H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music of The Jewish Theological Seminary. A graduate of Brooklyn College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, he completed his cantorial studies at the Cantors Institute of JTS (now the H. L. Miller Cantorial School) 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.

After his investiture, Hazzan Rosenblum assumed the position of cantor at White Meadow Temple in Rockaway, New Jersey, until 1978 when he was installed as the hazzan of Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange, New Jersey. During his nine years there, he also taught hazzanut at The Jewish Theological Seminary, conducted the New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble, sang with the Zamir Chorale of New York, and served on the board of the American Society for Jewish Music.

From 1987 through 1998, Hazzan Rosenblum was the cantor of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park, Illinois, and from 1997 to 1999 he served as the president of the Cantors Assembly, the international umbrella organization for cantors in the Conservative Movement. He was appointed dean of the H. L. Miller Cantorial School in 1998 and is the first hazzan to hold that position. Hazzan Rosenblum was awarded a doctor of Music, honoris causa, by JTS in 2002.

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