About Cantor Greenberg

Cantor Jacob Greenberg was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. Cantor Greenberg was brought up by a family who placed Judaism and music atop its list of priorities.


He played different musical instruments while singing in choirs and performing in musicals. He attended the Krieger Schechter Day School and his family belongs to Beth Israel Congregation of Owings Mills where he had many "firsts" in synagogue life: There, he led Ashrei when he was 9, tutored B'nei Mitzvah students at the age of 13, read B'reisheet on Simchat Torah when he was in high school, and led parts of High Holiday services before finishing his undergraduate degree and at the onset of his Cantorial studies.

Cantor Greenberg is currently the Cantor/Youth Director of Congregation B'nai Israel (Toms River, NJ), which he began in July 2020. He had previously served as Interim Cantor for CBI during his last year of Cantorial School.

Cantor Greenberg is a recent graduate of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary ('20). At JTS, he worked as the Cantorial School Admissions Intern with the Office of Admissions, and served as President of the Cantorial Student Association. Also with the Association, he chaired its annual Tzedakah (Charity) Concert in 2019.

Parallel to his studies, Cantor Greenberg worked in many fulfilling roles within an array of contexts. In 2019, he functioned as Congregation B'nai Tikvah's (North Brunswick, NJ) Summer Student Rabbi. During the 2018-2019 academic year, Cantor Greenberg held three different positions: Cantorial Intern of Congregation Beth El (Bethesda, MD), Clergy Intern of Rutgers Hillel, and Hazzan-in-Residence at Congregation Etz Hayim (Arlington, VA) where he served as Hazzan Rishon for the last two High Holiday seasons (2018 and 2019).

Cantor Greenberg is a proud Baltimore sports fan and a die-hard Duke basketball supporter. He also loves to swim, cycle, and play soccer. Cantor Greenberg enjoys graphic designing (especially when he's creating materials for Jewish communal events), writing song parodies (in college, he famously wrote "Disney Shabbat" to "Under the Sea"), and his favorite TV show is The Office.

Cantor Greenberg with family before leading community Passover Seder
Atrium Village, Senior Community (Owings Mills, MD)
Cantor Greenberg with Bar Mitzvah student after Hanachat T'fillin ceremony
Congregation B'nai Israel (Toms River, NJ)