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My Bio

Who I Am

Hello everyone! My name is Jenna McMillan and I am quickly approaching Cantorial ordination as I am completing my 5th year at the DFSSM, Hebrew Union College: Jewish Institute of Religion. On this website you'll be able to find my resume, sound files I have recorded, videos of myself leading at Central Synagogue, my vision statement, and more. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read through what is here, and I am so looking forward to hearing from you!
I grew up in SE Michigan, attending religious school, singing in the teen choir, and leading services as a soloist at Temple Israel of West Bloomfield, which is where I fell in love with Jewish Music and the cantorate. I grew up very involved in choir, musicals, and participated in solo and ensemble festivals to further my passion for music. I continued my education at University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, where I completed a dual degree in Judaic Studies and Anthropology. Throughout undergraduate, I still volunteered my time at my home synagogue, leading Shabbat services and shiva minyanim. In my senior year, it became clear to me that my next step would be applying to HUC. Since then, I have been learning and growing each year in my cantorial studies, interning in Glen Cove, NY for two years, and Central Synagogue for my final two years of school.

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