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Cantor Malachi Kanfer

Malachi Kanfer, baritone, is the Cantor at Congregation B’nai Jacob in New Haven, Connecticut, a position he has held since 2013. He is particularly proud of his pastoral work in the community, as well as his educational work for both children and adults. Malachi also directs choirs and instrumental ensembles, officiates at life-cycle events, and concertizes. In Fall 2016, B’nai Jacob released “The Music of Congregation B’nai Jacob with Cantor Malachi Kanfer,” a professionally recorded album feauturing many community members.

Previously, Malachi served as the High Holidays Hazzan at Congregation Agudas Achim in Columbus, Ohio from 2010 - 2013. He graduated from the H.L. Miller Cantorial School in May, 2017, and has received numerous awards from the school, including the Cantor’s Assembly Alumni Award, the Rose S. Rovine Prize in Liturgical Music, and the A.J. Weisgal Award. Malachi graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2012, where he performed many operatic roles in both Oberlin and in Italy. He lives in New Haven, CT with his beloved dog, James.

B'nai Jacob's Adult Choir

Do you want to have a great time learning new Jewish music and joining in song with old and new friends? Sweet Singers (for adults) is for you! Rehearsals one evening each week. Contact Cantor Malachi Kanfer.


The Cantor's Website

Click Here for:

- Links to recordings for B'nai Mitzvah students and congregants
- The music of B'nai Jacob
- Schedule appointments with Cantor


B'nai Jacob's Adult Choir

View Photo Gallery from Concert! 
(Photo credits to Joe Blumberg and Joanna Cooper)



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