Columbia Jewish Congregation (CJC) welcomes Benjamin Kintisch as its new cantor in July.
Cantor Kintisch has a background in both Jewish music (as a cantor and working with Jewish camps and educational programs) and as a music teacher in Brooklyn Schools. He is looking forward to nurturing the culture of singing at CJC, along with creating community and elevating spirituality. “I love bringing the spirit and fun of group singing to Jewish settings,” he said. Kintisch, his wife Elana and daughter Dalia are moving to Columbia from Cranford, NJ. Outside of his role as cantor, Kintisch is an avid cyclist and gardener.
The community is invited to Friday evening services, July 14, 2017 at 7:30pm as Rabbi Sonya Starr and Cantor Kintisch lead their first Shabbat evening service together.
CJC, located in the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia, is a welcoming, egalitarian community affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist movement. It was founded in the late 1960’s by early Columbia, Maryland residents who brought an experimental spirit and desire to create a more personal Jewish community than the synagogue life of their youth. Wherever you are in your journey, you are welcome here. All services are open to the public and newcomers are warmly welcomed! For more information about Cantor Kintisch and CJC, please call 410-730-6044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit CJC online, www.columbiajewish.org.