Cantor Peter Halpern
Cantor Peter Halpern serves as the Cantor of Temple Shalom in Newton. After receiving investiture from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) School of Sacred Music in 1988, Cantor Halpern served the Liberal Jewish Communities of the Netherlands for 10 years. He officiated, concertized and sang several opera roles in Belgium, Germany and England. He was able to utilize his working knowledge of four foreign languages—French, Dutch, German, and Italian—during his time there. Cantor Halpern has also served pulpits in Thousand Oaks, California, and most recently, Phoenix, Arizona. He is the proud single dad of Nathan.