MEET CANTOR BEN ROSNER
Currently serving as Cantor at Mosaic Law Congregation in Sacramento, Ca and a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, Cantor Ben Rosner – also known as “Cantor Ben” – brings a dynamic approach to Jewish music and synagogue life.
From July 2010 to June 2013, Cantor Rosner served as the Cantor of Congregation Beth Shalom in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In that role, he imbued synagogue life with music; for example, he trained and conducted volunteer choirs and a band for participation in services, concerts, and other events.
Cantor Rosner also helped to spearhead a series of open mic performances at the local kosher Dunkin’ Donuts, which brought together musicians and appreciative fans from across the Jewish community.
As a young professional himself, Cantor Rosner emphasized the importance of reaching out to young, unaffiliated professionals, facilitating home hospitality dinners, Shabbat services in community members’ homes, as well as other events.
Cantor Rosner grew up attending services at KAM Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park, Chicago, where he was exposed to the music of Max Janowski, the synagogue’s famed music director. He began playing classical guitar at age 13, earning a scholarship to the University of Miami’s conservatory program just a few years later. While at UM, he started leading musical Shabbat services at Hillel, an experience that inspired him to become a Jewish professional. Upon graduation, the Cantor spent a year as the Jewish Campus Service Corps Fellow at the Hartford Hillel Foundation, where he learned the importance of reaching members of the Jewish community, wherever they are.