Beth Jacob is truly excited to have Cantor Avinoam Sharon visit with us during the High Holidays.Avinoam, currently a doctoral student at the Jewish Theological Seminary, is a superb cantor as well as a multi-talented individual. He studied music and voice at the Jerusalem Opera Society School, and performed with the Jerusalem Opera Piccola and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra prior to embarking on a career in the Israel Defense Forces. He later studied at the Jerusalem School of Cantorial Art and Music, and was invested as a hazzan by Hazzan Moshe Stern. A truly eclectic individual, he has a BA in linguistics from Columbia, a law degree from Hebrew University, and an MA in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminar. He has also worked with Yad VaShem and as a Lieutenant Colonel in the IDF, where he worked with counter-terrorism and as a liaison to the US dept. of justice and the FBI.