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Cantor Evan Kent
Cantor Evan Kent is a wonderful storyteller, a gifted musician, and an inspiring performer. At Temple Beth El’s first Artist-In-Residence series, we will be entertained and enlightened
with Jewish storytelling at its best.He received his ordination as a cantor and his Master’s in Sacred Music from Hebrew Union College in New York and served Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles as its cantor for 25 years. In 2014, Evan Kent earned his doctorate in music education from Boston University. His doctoral research examined how music at Jewish summer camps in North America assists in the development of Jewish identity
He is currently on the faculty of Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem where he teaches liturgy and sacred music. He has starred in Jerusalem productions of “Guys and Dolls”, the musical drama “Next to Normal,” “Avenue Q”, “Singin’ in the Rain,” Sondheim’s “Assassins,” “Cabaret,” and “She Loves Me.” Evan also portrayed Yitzchak Rabin in a new musical drama (“November”) that dramatized the last week of Rabin’s life.Evan’s one-man show “Shards-Putting the Pieces Together” has been presented in Jerusalem, Prague, and throughout the United States.