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, 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
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 investiture 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.