Please join us as our community comes together to celebrate this year’s Shem Tov honorees, Cantor Daniel Singer and Marc and Jen Bernstein, at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Spring Benefit on June 4 at 6 p.m. at 583 Park Avenue.


Cantor Daniel Singer has enriched the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue community with  his beautiful voice, kind heart, and innovative spirit. In partnership with Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, Cantor Singer reinvigorated our services, inspiring unprecedented growth and creativity. Under his leadership, Stephen Wise was the first Reform synagogue in New York City to enjoy the sounds of a full band every week. He is as comfortable singing arias as he is performing Broadway, pop, and jazz standards. Cantor Singer serves as the secretary of the Executive Board of the American Conference of Cantors. An accomplished recording artist and composer, he is also a voice actor with national credits for radio, television, and animated feature films. Cantor Singer and his wife, Lauren, have two sons, Aiden and Ariel, who attend Stephen Wise’s Early Childhood Center.

Marc and Jen Bernstein have strengthened Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in profound ways. Whether on stage for Purim or behind the scenes organizing greeters and High Holy Days honors, Jen brings warmth and intelligence to everything that she does, inspiring deeper connections among congregants. A graduate of Penn and the NYU Stern School of Business, Jen is a director at Citigroup, where she focuses on US equity client management. A classically trained baritone who has performed with members of the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera, Marc is known to many in our community for his beautiful singing with his two sons at High Holy Day services and as the king in our Purim spiels. He serves on the Executive Committee and as secretary of the board of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. Marc earned his law degree from Harvard Law School and is a partner at Paul Hastings, where he counsels multinational financial services corporations on employment matters. Marc and Jen are the proud parents of three children: Adam, Brett, and Hayley.