Cantor Jeff Warschauer

Cantor Jeff Warschauer

“The Jewish Center is thrilled to bring Cantor Jeff Warschauer not only to our congregation, but to the Princeton area,” says TJC President Linda Meisel. “Cantor Jeff is a highly accomplished musician with a friendly, engaging presence. He has led multigenerational choruses and instrumental ensembles and we look forward to him sharing his talents with both children and adults.”

Jeff is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, with a Bachelor of Music, and holds a Master of Sacred Music and Cantorial Investiture from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Additionally, he has studied Jewish culture, languages, and religion at the Conservative Yeshiva, Oxford University, Columbia University, the University of Haifa and Tufts University.

“I look forward to partnering with Cantor Jeff to create exciting participatory services with a creative mix of contemporary and traditional melodies,” says Rabbi Adam Feldman, “and am excited for him to share all facets of Jewish music, prayer and Torah reading with our community. I am excited about leading our Shabbat and Holiday services with our new Cantor and serving the religious and spiritual needs of our congregation. He has so much to offer us.”

Prior to The Jewish Center, Cantor Jeff has held cantorial positions in several communities as a student and full-time cantor leading services, delivering divrei-Torah, introducing new, participatory repertoire in a wide range of styles, designing and teaching special classes, leading highly participatory vocal and instrumental ensembles for all ages, creating holiday programs for the entire community, conducting pastoral visits and serving as a member of a bet-din in conversion ceremonies.

In the Yiddish and klezmer scene, Jeff is internationally renowned as a mandolinist, guitarist, singer and teacher. He is on the faculty of 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 long-time member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band.

Join us for a Shabbat services this summer or one of our many meet and greets in private homes as we welcome Cantor Warschauer and his wife, Deborah Strauss, to the TJC family. For more information, contact

You can reach Jeff at