Cantor Jeff Warschauer is internationally renowned as a leading klezmer mandolinist, as an innovator in the development of a klezmer guitar style, as an expressive Yiddish singer, and as a skillful and inspirational educator. One half of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, Jeff was a long-time member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. He is on the faculty of Columbia University, and is a Founding Artistic Director and Senior Artistic Advisor of KlezKanada. A graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary and the New England Conservatory, Jeff is Cantor at Congregation Keneseth Israel in Allentown, PA, and has served congregations in NY, CT, OH, ME and VT. Jeff speaks Yiddish, and has researched and collected Yiddish and Hebrew songs and instrumental melodies since the mid-1980s. Jeff has studied Jewish culture, languages, and religion in the US, the UK and in Israel, and has received numerous prizes, including the KlezKanada Distinguished Service Award.