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Rob Jury, Cantor Rabbi

Born and raised in the Northwest suburbs, Cantor Rabbi Rob Jury was passionate about Jewish life from an early age. Formative experiences at Hebrew school, OSRUI, Kutz-Camp, NFTY, USY, Hillel, Yeshiva, and the Jewish commitment and service to the Jewish community of his parents, inspired Cantor Rabbi Jury to fulfill his calling to serve G-d through service to the Jewish people.

Cantor Rabbi Rob Jury serves as a guide and resource for all aspects of Jewish life. He is a teacher in the Anshe Tikvah religious school and High School Midrasha; In addition, ,he meets with youth-group, Torah Tots, B’nai Mitzvah families, college students, and empty nesters and always lends a pastoral ear to individuals. The Rabbi, of course, joins with the congregants at times of joy and sorrow, in the celebration of life-cycle events, in adult education classes and in worship. He also brings musical expression and religious leadership to worship services, oversees the B’nai Mitzvah program, provides Jewish musical entertainment and trains adults and children to lead prayers and chant Torah. Cantor Rabbi Jury officiates at sacred life-cycle events for members, their families and the greater Chicagoland Jewish community.

Cantor Jury received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Political Science, where he wrote his senior paper entitled Clergy as Political Activist. He completed the College Intern Teacher Program of the Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago, the Mandel Foundation’s Teacher Educator Institute and the Community Foundation for Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago Mentor-Teacher Program. Cantor Jury studied Hazzanut with Hazzan Rav Shlomo Shuster, focusing on the Chicago school of Hazzanut of Cantor Todros Greenberg. Cantor Jury is a CICA member of the Cantors Assembly. Rabbi Jury recieved his rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Seminary for the Deaf in Skokie. Rabbi Jury’s thesis for rabbinical ordination, Heal Us O’ God and We Shall Be Healed, was completed under the supervision of Rabbi Dr. Douglas Goldhamer.

For the last several years Rob Jury has served as a Shaliach Tzibur on Shabbat and Chagim for the Council for Jewish Elderly. Cantor Rabbi Jury began his career in the Jewish community when he was eighteen years old, serving as a Hebrew and Jewish Music teacher, Youth Director and songleader. Cantor Rabbi Jury has served as a Cantor in the Chicagoland area since 2002, and at the age of 26, was the founding clergy of Anshe Tikvah.

Cantor Rabbi Jury believes in using a variety of Jewish prayer music during worship services including classical Hazzanut, Chassidic, Israeli, Sephardic, Mizrachi, Blues, Jazz, Hip-Hop, American Folk/Rock and the latest developments in Contemporary Jewish music including his own compositions. Cantor Rabbi Jury’s research interests include kabbalistic healing prayer, Biblical grammar, and the development of Semitic fonts with regard to Biblical interpretation.

Cantor Rabbi Jury has served as Guest Cantor, Scholar-in-Residence, Composer-in- Residence and given concerts at congregations in Indiana, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois and Israel. The Rabbi is also sought after to officiate at destination weddings.

Cantor Rabbi Rob Jury lives in Wheeling, Illinois with his wife Rachel, sons Max and Elijah and daughter Anna.

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