Ben Ellerin, Cantor, Voice
Cantor Ellerin joined Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in 2018. His passion for building a vibrant Jewish community extends to his work both on and off the bimah. He can be found teaching adult and youth education programs, officiating at life cycle events, visiting homes and hospitals, and leading worship services. Cantor Ellerin was ordained at the Hebrew Union College and completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.
Prior to joining the BHC community, Cantor Ellerin served as Cantor and Music Director at Temple Israel of Northern Westchester in Croton on Hudson, NY and formerly served the pulpits of Park Avenue Synagogue and Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Manhattan, and congregations Darchei Noam and Tzur Hadassah in Israel. In addition to his work within the synagogue, Cantor Ellerin has appeared as a guest soloist in concerts throughout the wider Jewish community, featuring repertoire spanning a wide array of classical, Israeli, Jewish, Yiddish, American folk, and contemporary music, as well as his own original works. His compositions have been performed by the URJ Biennial Choir, at the Hava Nashira Songleading Workshop, and in Jewish communities and camps across North America, Europe, and Israel. His work is published by Transcontinental Music Publishing, where he serves as an active member of their review committee, and contributed to the American Conference of Cantors’ recently published Ruach 5777 Songbook.
Cantor Ellerin and his wife, Lily, live in West Towson with their dog, Larry. One of Cantor Ellerin’s favorite things about BHC is the variety of beautiful artwork on display throughout the building.