Senior Cantor

Todd Kipnis

Cantor Todd Kipnis joined the staff of Shaaray Tefila in July 2007 after serving as our cantorial intern the previous year. He was invested as cantor from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 2007.  Cantor Kipnis serves on the URJ's Joint Commission on Worship, Music, and Religious Living and served on the Committee of Continuing Professional Development of the American Conference of Cantors. He participated in a special cantorial concert at the Vatican as part of an interfaith relations program in 2010.

Cantor Kipnis received a Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance from Ithaca College and a Master of Music degree in opera from Binghamton University in conjunction with the Tri-Cities Opera Company. He has performed numerous leading and supporting roles with the Tri-Cities Opera and also performed with Central City Opera and Lyric Opera of Cleveland.  In July 2013 Cantor Kipnis was installed to the Executive Board of the American Conference of Cantors.

Cantor Kipnis and his wife, Becky, have a young son and daughter.

Contact Cantor Kipnis at [email protected] or 212-535-8008 x250.