Jamie Marx is honored to serve as the cantor of Temple Sholom in Broomall, PA. He is passionate about worship music in all its forms, utilizing pop and folk styles, art music, niggunim (wordless melodies), choral settings, and chazanut (traditional Jewish chant) in services.
A composer and songwriter, Cantor Marx has written, recorded, or published numerous pieces, including an EP of Jewish hard rock titled In Pursuit, two singles of Jewish pop, and various settings of Jewish liturgical texts. His setting of Yih'yu L'ratzon was chosen from among more than 400 entries for inclusion in Shabbat Anthology Vol. 8, published by Transcontinental Music Publications. In July 2018, he will be serving as Scholar-in-Residence at the Mifgash Musicale, a 5-day training program for cantorial soloists and synagogue musicians.
As part of the release of In Pursuit, Cantor Marx edited and contributed to a blog series entitled Jewish Voices on Rock, discussing the intersection of rock and spirituality. He was selected as an Emerging Artist by Jewish Rock Radio in October 2017, and in December 2017 he performed on the Jewish Rock Radio stage at the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial Convention in Boston, MA. He is actively booking artist residencies and live performances.
Cantor Marx received his Master’s in Sacred Music in May 2010 and his cantorial ordination in May 2011, both from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. He earned a BA in Music from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 2003. He is married to Anna and is the proud father of Eliana and Isaac.