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Joe grew up at Temple Shalom in Succasunna, New Jersey, and was raised on stories about his grandfather, also named Joseph, who had dreamed of becoming a chazan. After earning his master’s in vocal performance at the Manhattan School of Music, he went on to perform in cities across the country and the world. After Joe met and then married his wife Laura, they had their first son Elias. Realizing that he wanted to change careers, Joe felt the pull to explore his own childhood dream of becoming a cantor. During his year of study in Jerusalem at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, he and Laura welcomed their second son, Isaiah, into the world.
Joe is looking forward to working and learning at Stephen Wise, where he’ll be assisting us as our cantorial intern and working closely with Cantor Dan Singer.