Cantor David Krasner will join the Jewish Community Center of Paramus as its part-time cantor beginning with Simchat Torah services in October. He has been the cantor at Temple Beth Sholom in Fair Lawn.
Cantor Krasner has many years of cantorial experience and has served congregations in New York and New Jersey and has studied voice with Dan Richard for about 13 years. He is a graduate of Yeshiva Darchei Torah and studied Talmud at Beis Medrash Heichal Dovid. Cantor Krasner graduated with honors from CUNY Queens College and is ordained by the Jewish Ministers Cantors Association of America.
He was profiled in the Jewish Week in 2007 as the “Doogie Howser Chazzan” when he was just 16 and is known for his lyrical tenor voice, vibrant timbre, and energetic and emotional representation of the prayer texts. He has performed at various cantorial concerts — even singing his bride down the aisle — a video that has well over a million views on YouTube.
“I look forward to bringing the gift of participation to the JCCP/CBT, combining congregational singing with the classical cantorial recitative for an uplifting spiritual and metaphysical experience,” Cantor Krasner said. He encourages involvement and uses the congregation as his choir.
He is married to Sheri Krasner, a fashion design graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology of NYC, and they have three young daughters: Samuella, Ariella, and Mikella.