Cantor Steven Friedrich has nearly 4 decades of experience as a cantor and in synagogue administration, as well as a half century experience as a B’nai Mitzvot tutor and religious school teacher.
A graduate of Muhlenberg College, Cantor Steve studied the cantorial arts as a student of Cantors Seymour Schwartzman and Moshe Burger, as well as in the Masters in Jewish Music program at Gratz College under the tutelage of Professor Sholom Altman, z”l and Dr. Irving Cohen, z”l. As a strong baritone, Cantor Friedrich leads prayer in musical ranges that are comfortable for most people and in a style that encourages all congregants to join in with great spirit.
He is also an accomplished teacher of Jewish music and Judaica, training children as they work towards becoming Bnai Mitzvah, and encouraging all congregants to grow in their knowledge of Judaism through a variety of classes in Nusach (prayer modes), cantillation, Jewish music, Tanach (Bible), Jewish history and Jewish literature.
Having previously resided for over 20 years in Broomall, raising 3 sons with his wife, Cantor Steve and Ann reside nearby in Hershey’s Mill.