Jeff Warschauer

MPP
klezmer ensemble

Cantor Jeff Warschauer graduated in May 2015 from the H.L. Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Jeff has served as Student Cantor at Temple Beth El in Portland, ME, and has also served congregations in New London, CT, Youngstown, OH and Brooklyn, NY. In the Yiddish and klezmer scene, Jeff is internationally renowned as a mandolinist, guitarist, singer and teacher. He is a Music Associate at Columbia University, and is a Founding Artistic Director and Senior Artistic Advisor of the KlezKanada Institute for Yiddish/Jewish Culture. One half of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, Jeff was a long­time member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Jeff speaks Yiddish, and has researched and collected Yiddish and Hebrew songs and instrumental melodies since the mid­1980s. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, and has studied Jewish culture, languages, and religion at the Conservative Yeshiva, Oxford University, Columbia University, the University of Haifa and Tufts University. He has received numerous awards in Music, Community Activities, Judaica and Musicology, as well as the Amalgamated Bank Prize in Yiddish, a Massachusetts Folk Arts Fellowship, and the KlezKanada Distinguished Service Award.