Our High Holiday services are led by Rabbi Jan Uhrbach, together with Rabbi Michael Boino and JTS Cantorial Student Anna SIlverman.
RABBI MICHAEL BOINO is a 2017 graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he earned a Master of the Arts degree and Certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Rabbi Boino joined our community in 2013 as the Ken Kolker Rabbinic Intern. We’re thrilled that he will again be co-leading with Rabbi Uhrbach on the High Holy Days.
A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Michael earned undergraduate degrees in vocal performance and composition at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. A two time consecutive recipient of the Guild of Temple Musician’s Young Composer’s Award, Michael is active in the field of liturgical music, having been commissioned and performed by both synagogues and churches in America, Israel, Australia and the United Kingdom. He continues to study voice in the studio of Candace Goetz.
Rabbi Boino is in his final year as a student at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University, and currently works for the Jewish Board’s Jewish Communal Services division as a spiritual care coordinator as well as for congregation B’nai Jeshurun as coordinator of pastoral care and support.
ANNA KATARZYNA SILVERMAN is a 4th year student at H. L. Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to JTS, Anna studied at the Bulgarian State Conservatoire in Sofia, and holds a Master of Arts from the Music Academy in Warsaw.
Born and raised in Warsaw, Poland, she learned from her mother that she was Jewish quite late in life. She started to actively pursuing Judaism at Beit Warszawa progressive Jewish congregation in 2010. In 2012, she graduated from the European Jewish Studies Institute PAIDEIA in Stockholm, Sweden.
In addition to her cantorial talents, Anna is a gifted jazz singer, having studied with prominent Polish jazz musicians as well as teachers from the Berklee College of Music.Anna is a mother of two daughters (30 and 20), and an interpreter of Polish, English, German and Russian.