Descended from performing vaudevillian grandparents on one side, and off-the-boat Eastern European Orthodox Jews on the other, Cantor Randy Herman seemed destined to integrate the worlds of musical performance and Judaism. After growing up in Grand Rapids, MI, and attending the University of Michigan, he worked briefly as an actor before pursuing music full-time. As a pianist/singer/songwriter, he has performed live and in the studio in a wide variety of contexts, both in the US and abroad. His cantorial training includes a year of study in Jerusalem, where he sang in the Great Synagogue choir, and a Masters degree/cantorial investiture from the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC. Cantor Herman has led services and performed concerts for enthusiastic congregations & audiences in synagogues throughout the US, Europe, and Israel. Since 2007, he has served as the cantor of Bet Torah in Mt. Kisco (Westchester), NY, considered one of the most vibrant shuls in the Conservative movement. His original Jewish songs can be widely heard in synagogues and on recordings. He and his wife Nicole are the proud parents of Kaya, who just turned two in April.