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Cantor Seth Warner serves Congregation Shaare Emeth in St. Louis where he oversees music, worship, B’nei Mitzvah education, along with other clerical duties. He learns and teaches regularly throughout the Congregation interacting with the breadth of the community.
Cantor Warner was graduated from the University of Redlands in his native Southern California, and received his Master of Sacred Music and was ordained Cantor from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion from the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music. Upon ordination, he served Touro Synagogue in New Orleans with distinction from 2001 until 2006, weathering Hurricane Katrina with his family and dispersed Congregation. In 2007 he was called to Congregation Shaare Emeth in St. Louis, serving as the third Cantor in the Congregation’s 149 year history.
He is an active member of the American Conference of Cantors has proudly served on its Executive Board for several years. He is currently serving as ACC’s Treasurer. He also serves the St. Louis community as a volunteer Chaplain for the Creve Coeur and Olivette Police Departments and the Monarch Fire Protection District.
He is most at home on the bima of Congregation Shaare Emeth, participating in worship services with the Congregation. Seth and his wife, Shayna, live in Chesterfield, Missouri and are the proud parents of two sons, Simon and Isaac.