The voices of University Synagogue’s Cantors’ Concert 2018: Cantor Jay Frailich, D.M.

The voices of University Synagogue’s Cantors’ Concert 2018:
Cantor Jay Frailich, D.M.

Cantor Jay Frailich, D.M. became University Synagogue’s first cantor emeritus when he retired in June 2014 after actively serving the congregation for 40 years. He is a graduate of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music in New York.  

Fostering a sense of spirit, excitement and appreciation for Jewish music and worship – he commissioned more than 30 major liturgical works and dozens of single pieces during his tenure. He is also a gifted teacher who brings his unique blend of knowledge, humor and vision to both children and adults. He continues to teach future rabbis and cantors as professor of liturgical studies at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California.

Cantor Jay and his wife Sandy, have two married daughters Cantor Lonee Frailich (Michael Gantman) and Reena Frailich, Esq. (Robert Stone), and are the proud grandparents of Romee, Indee, Reed and Meleena.