Cantor Jodi Sufrin was raised in Toronto, Canada. Her home upbringing and early experiences as lay cantor at Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto pointed her in the direction of the cantorate. For many years, Jodi sang with her older brother Kerry, z"l, specializing in the field of Israeli folksongs. She also pursued a career as a folksinger, serving as warm-up artist for Canadian songwriter and performer, Dan Hill. Fortunately, for all of us, her parents discouraged her from following this path.
Following her graduation from the University of Toronto with a dual major in French and Italian, Cantor Sufrin entered Hebrew Union College, School of Sacred Music in New York City. In 2008, Cantor Sufrin received an Honorary Doctorate from Hebrew Union College.
Since her ordination in 1983, Cantor Sufrin has served as cantor at Temple Beth Elohim. Cantor Sufrin is married to Cantor Roy Einhorn of Temple Israel in Boston. They have two
daughters, Laura and Jessica, a son-in-law Jared, and a grandson Kai.
February 2017 - TBE Welcomes Shanna Zell as our chazzan sheini, our assistant cantor. Read more >