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Cantor Karen Neff Kumin


Each life cycle event is precious – whether b’nei mitzvah, wedding, baby naming or, sadly, the passing from one world to the next. Cantor Karen Kumin approaches each of these occasions with a level of thought and commitment worthy of the moment…to ensure the moment is memorable for a lifetime.  Along with her special spirit, she brings an absolutely amazing voice that is uplifting and comforting.” 

--Rabbi Gil Bashe, Metuchen, NJ

"Cantor Karen’s dedication, knowledge, and beautiful voice made our wedding ceremony even more special than we could have imagined." --Spence and Lily, Chapel Hill, NC
Cantor Kumin was a wonderful tutor for our son. She was very organized and helped all of us prepare for the day of the Bar Mitzvah. We have two more more sons who will have Bar Mitzvahs and we will definitely ask for her expert tutoring for their preparations. Thanks Cantor Kumin! --Nan.F., Chapel Hill, NC

".... After my Bar Mitzvah, I knew [Cantor Kumin] was a cantor unlike the others. She was very friendly to me and others, and she still could teach a portion and a haftarah fast enough and well enough to have me prepared long before the Bar Mitzvah itself. In the service, she was as much a leader as the rabbi...(and we have a vivacious Rabbi, so that’s saying something). I feel lucky to have had [Cantor Kumin] for my Bar Mitzvah, and I feel blessed to have had her as my cantor. 
--Sam S., Edison, NJ


"....The accolades and compliments keep coming in from our congregants. I add mine to theirs. Working with Cantor Kumin is very easy. Above all, she has a wonderful, wonderful voice and a great pulpit presence. She is stable and dependable, keeping a pleasant attitude regardless of the moment or circumstance. Cantor Kumin is willing to go the extra mile....She is punctual, flexible,and friendly."

 --Rabbi Joel R. Schwartzman, B'nai Chaim Congregation, Morrison, CO



People come into our lives and touch them in meaningful ways. We are so happy to have been on the same path the past few years....You have touched a chord musically and spiritually in us....

 Beverly and Sheree, Denver, CO