Cantor Jack Chomsky


Columbus, OH

Cantor Jack Chomsky has served at Tifereth Israel since 1982. He is a graduate of Brown University and the Cantors Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary. An accomplished song interpreter, e has been involved in every facet of Jewish music-making throughout the Columbus Jewish community and has helped plan and implement many community musical and cultural events, including coordination of the Social Action programming of the congregation.

Cantor Chomsky is co-founder and director of KOLEINU, the Jewish Community Chorus of Columbus, and has been a leading activist in social justice and interfaith programs in central Ohio. He is a founding member of the organization We Believe Ohio, and President of B.R.E.A.D. (Building Responsibility, Equality And Dignity), a local community action organization. He is also past-President of the Cantors Assembly, the world’s largest association of professional hazzanim, and served as Editor of the Journal of Synagogue Music, the semi‑annual national publication of the Cantors Assembly, from 1988 until 1994. He was an early and active proponent of accepting women into the Cantors Assembly (women were accepted in the Cantors Assembly for the first time in 1990).