Hazzan Asa Fradkin

Hazzan Asa Fradkin


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Hazzan Asa Fradkin joined Beth El in 2017. Raised in Baltimore, Hazzan Fradkin spent his younger years on an ashram outside of Philadelphia where he learned yoga and meditation, practices that he continues to incorporate into and blend together with traditional worship. Hazzan Fradkin holds an undergraduate degree in Vocal Studies from the Indiana University School of Music. While at IU, he became actively involved in Hillel and also graduated with a Certificate in Jewish Studies. In 2007, he was ordained by the H.L. Miller Cantorial School at JTS, earning the degrees of Hazzan and Masters in Sacred Music. He also has extensive experience as a song leader and teacher. He previously served as Hazzan at Temple Shalom in Greenwich, CT.

According to Hazzan Fradkin, the most rewarding part of his job is building community and being actively involved in congregational life. He places strong value on establishing relationships with members of all age groups – with those experiencing joyous life cycle events as well as with the sick and bereaved. He strives to “rouse the soul,” to make prayer a moving and spiritual experience for all congregants.

Blog Posts

Thoughts On Four Days in Israel

December 11, 2023

By Hazzan Asa Fradkin.  A trip to Israel is a magical thing. I still remember my first trip at the age of 19, when I was able to get onto …

Thoughts on Yom HaShoah

April 19, 2023

Yesterday on the 28th of Nissan, we commemorated Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. The date for Yom HaShoah is traditionally the 27th of Nissan, which marks the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. …

The Sound of Love and a Jerusalem Choral Experience

August 9, 2022

I lived in Jerusalem for Cantorial school in 2003 and let’s just say I love it. The sounds of calls to prayer, the sights of people walking to shul with …

Outdoor Concert for Ukraine and Jerusalem

May 10, 2022

If I would have written this title a mere six months ago, many of you may have questioned my pairing of two entities that hold such polarizing places within us …

Everybody Needs a Getaway

March 28, 2022

This was the first Beth El Religious School retreat in two years, so it’s kind of a shame there aren’t too many pictures. (Shabbat) And since we went two years …