A native of Montreal, Canada, Cantor Jason began singing at age 6 as a child soprano in his Synagogue's choir. He became its conductor at only 15, under the tutelage of Stephen Glass. He continued his vocal development and knowledge of repertoire by joining the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir in 1992, soon afterwards becoming its associate conductor. He formed a professional choir to sing at the Shaar’s parallel High Holy Day services, which he directed for the next six years.
Cantor Jason holds a diploma in Nusach Hat’filah (Prayer modes) and Chazanut (Cantorial Art) from the London School of Jewish Studies, having studied primarily with Cantor Stephen Robins. He studied voice production with Cantor Jerome Kopmar and Robert Davis. Cantor Jason was certified in January of 2007 as a member of the Cantors Assembly, the world’s largest professional organization of Cantors. In 2011, Cantor Jason earned his Cantorial Commission from the Cantors Assembly.
From 2004 until June 2013, Cantor Jason held cantorial/programming positions in Baltimore, MD; Dayton, OH; and Bridgeport, CT, where he was known for his professional-quality volunteer adult and youth choirs, as well as many 'unique' social programs such as "High-Tech Megillah Reading"; Limousine Sukkah Hop; and Cantor & Cantonese Shabbat Dinner. In August of 2013, he proudly accepted the position of Cantor and Director of Community Development at New London Synagogue.
Cantor Jason has introduced numerous original educational offerings such as “T4” (Teen Torah Trope Troupe), a fun Cheder specialty class with unique Torah- and prayer-learning activities for pre-B'nei Mitzvah students in a group setting. T4 vastly improves students’ learning curve, allowing for a broader overall educational experience and more opportunities for leadership roles during services during and after their B'nei Mitzvah. Cantor Jason’s enthusiasm for teaching liturgy and nusach recently inspired his 2016 Shabbat Shirah "Sermon in Song", a voyage through the music of the synagogue touching on the beloved traditions of English Jewry. In April, 2016, Cantor Jason starred as a grandfather telling the Passover story in "Pesach Cantata" by Julian Dawes and Rabbi Roderick Young, accompanied by the New London Singers and Chamber Orchestra, and featuring Cantor Jason's son, Zev, singing the part of the grandson.
Cantor Jason's warm personality, sense of humour, melodious lyric tenor, solid work ethic, and creativity have endeared Cantor Jason to the New London community. He and his wife, Jodi, have three sons: Zev, Noah, and Eitan.
"We were unsure whether or not to have a cantor singing for our wedding ceremony, but after meeting Cantor Jason Green we were so blown away by his amazing voice we knew straight away that we had to have him there on the day. He sang Erev Shel Shoshanim as I walked down the aisle, and I can honestly say it is the most beautiful song I have ever heard. Many a tear was shed." - Yvonne & Craig, Wedding @ Micklefield Hall, July 2016