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Cantor Toby Glaser











Cantor Toby Glaser grew up in the Deep South in Melbourne, Australia. He studied at the University of Melbourne, majoring in German and Music History with a Diploma of Modern Languages in French. After working as a cantorial soloist at several Reform synagogues in Australia, he pursued his passion for Jewish music at Hebrew Union College first in Jerusalem in 2015, and then in New York, graduating in 2020. He sang as a student cantor at Greenwich Reform Synagogue in Connecticut as well as East End Temple in New York, before working as Cantorial Intern at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Manhattan for three years. He has also taught at Central Synagogue, Temple Shaaray Tefila and the Jewish Community Project Downtown. Cantor Glaser has always had a passion for classical music and has studied with leading voice teachers both in Australia and Germany and performed with many of Australia‚Äôs leading opera companies including Victorian Opera, Melbourne Lyric Opera, Melbourne Chorale, and numerous choirs and vocal ensembles. In his worship services, Cantor Glaser loves infusing traditional and well-loved melodies with contemporary flare, leading the community in a variety of musical styles with percussion instruments and guitar. His style is always eclectic, but draws heavily on traditional prayer modes and Jewish chant with an emphasis on improvisation and innovation. In his spare time he enjoys walking along the beautiful trails in the Bay area, as well as trying out new bars and restaurants. In the future he hopes to spend time at the many museums, concerts and events which make San Francisco such a dynamic and wonderful place to live.

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