Cantor Jen Cohen
Jen Cohen grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, and earned a B.A. in East Asian Studies, Magna Cum Laude, from Yale University. She then moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and toured the U.S. playing universities and clubs, recording two CDs, and earning nominations for Campus Entertainer of the Year three years running.
With a love of Jewish music and transforming experiences in volunteer and interfaith work while in Nashville, she entered the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, where she explored the intersection of her pop music background and the traditional melodies of the synagogue. Upon investiture as a cantor, Cantor Cohen was proud to receive the Women’s League of Conservative Judaism Kol Isha Award. In 2009 Chancellor Arnold Eisen selected her to participate with other Conservative Movement leaders in a conference entitled “Conservative Judaism: the Next Generation,” and in February 2010, she was named to the task force to restructure the cantorial school at JTS.
After two meaningful years as a student cantor at Temple Beth Sholom, she was thrilled to make it her full-time home, and Rabbis Peltz and Lindemann her full-time teammates.
When she’s not at TBS, Cantor Cohen enjoys travel, including trips to see art and hear live music and comedy in Philadelphia and New York City; design and photography; and trying to tire out her chihuahua, Biscuit.
Phone Number: 856-751-6663