Hazzan Jeremy Lipton
Head of School
Hazzan Jeremy Lipton, the Head of School of Talmud Torah of Minneapolis, is a Los Angeles native. He has served as Cantor in major conservative congregations, among them Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, and Agudas Achim in San Antonio, Texas, where he shared his many years of expertise, enthusiasm and experience as an educator, spiritual guide and shaliach tsibur.
Hazzan Lipton received his Hazzan-Minister Commission from the Cantors Assembly, an organization in which he has remained extremely active, and in which he has held numerous leadership positions on both regional and international levels. He is also a member of the Jewish Educators Assembly.
As the director and founding faculty member of the highly successful Baal Tefillah Institute (a joint project of the Cantors Assembly and American Jewish University), a comprehensive training program in liturgy for lay people, Hazzan Lipton has trained hundreds of lay and professional leaders in cantillation and nusach hat’fillah for the entire liturgical year. He has also held academic posts as Professor of Liturgical Studies at the Cantorial School of the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, as well as Adjunct Lecturer in Nusach and Liturgy at the American Jewish University’s Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. He is also a sought after master/coach teacher for Hazzanim across the United States.
Hazzan Lipton holds both Bachelor's and Master's of Music Degrees in Music, and he is currently a candidate for a second Master’s Degree in Jewish Studies, with Rabbinic Ordination. He is in demand as a guest lecturer on a variety of directed topics in Jewish music and liturgy, with lectures and seminars presented at a number of synagogues, as well as at the Skirball Cultural Center, American Jewish University, the UCLA School of Music and Texas Lutheran University. Hazzan Lipton and his wife Kay, a musicologist, are extremely proud of their two wonderful sons, Jonathan and Adam.