Our Clergy

Laura Friedlander PhotographyCantor Howard Friedland

Howard Friedland began serving as full-time cantor at JRC in July of 2001. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University in 1982. Until July 2001, he was a freelance actor working in theater, film, and television.

Howard has been a member of JRC since 1989, having served on the Board of Directors and several committees. He studied hazzanut with Cantor Cory Winter, and is immediate past-president of the Chicago/ Milwaukee Association of Cantors. Howard lives in Glenview with his wife Terry and children Hannah Mira and Ben. You can contact Cantor Friedland at cantor@jrc-evanston.org.