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Rabbi Steven Kane

Rabbi Steven Kane has been spiritual leader at CSI since 1993. With a balance between tradition and the needs of our times, Rabbi Kane has developed rituals and observances that allow our members to express feelings as individuals and as a community in meaningful ways.

Rabbi Kane was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1985. He holds a Master’s Degree in Judaic Studies and a Bachelor of Hebrew Literature Degree from the University of Judaism, as well as a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and an honorary Doctorate from JTS. He hails from the “holy city” of Chicago and is an avid fan of the Cubs and of baseball in general. He is married to Judy Thaler Kane; together they have three wonderful children: Arielle, Tamar (married to Daniel Lorberbaum) & Elan.
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Cantor Jeffrey Shiovitz

Cantor Jeffrey Shiovitz has served as Hazzan at CSI since 1988. His broad knowledge of both traditional and modern melodies, combined with his enthusiastic service leadership, helps provide our members with a strong musical and ritual atmosphere. As Chairman of Publications for the Cantors Assembly since 1993, he has edited some of the most widely used song books in the Conservative Movement, including B’Kol Echad: In One VoiceRoni V’Simchi: Rejoice and SingHolidays in Song and the three-volume series of Zamru Lo: The Next Generation and B’chol Dor Vador:  In Every Generation.  His latest publication is Shira Chadasha:  The Music of the Independent Minyan. He is currently working on a new book of synagogue music from Israel tentatively titled “Shirei Masorti” in conjunction with the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center.

A native of Detroit, Cantor Shiovitz graduated from the Cantor’s Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1981. He is especially proud to have received the prestigious Solomon Schechter Award from the United Synagogue for his work with our seniors HaMishpacha program. Cantor Shiovitz is thrilled to have been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from JTS. He is surrounded by his loving family: his wife, Robyn, and his children, Rachel (married to Yonah Lemonik, parents of Miriam Abigail), David (married to Gina Hotz), Sarah (married to Drew Mahrt, parents of Jamie Robert) and Talia.
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Mon, January 17 2022 15 Shevat 5782