Born and raised in Toronto , Canada, Cantor David Rosen came to congregation Kol Ami having served with distinction at congregations in Toronto and Livingston , New Jersey. A graduate of York University with a BA in Psychology and an Advanced Certificate in Hebrew and Judaic Studies, he attended the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion where he received a Masters of Sacred Music and was ordained as a Cantor in 2003. He has been an active member of the Executive Board of the American Conference of Cantors since 2010, a member of the Cantor’s Assembly and a past President of the Toronto Council of Hazzanim.

Cantor Rosen’s love of for Judaism and Jewish music began in earnest as a bar mitzvah and eventually led to his belief that “prayer and music can transform people spiritually and reveal a pe