Raised outside of Boston, MA, Cantor Mintz was ordained a cantor in 2014 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York. As a student at HUC JIR, he was the recipient of a cantorial fellowship in the Tisch Leadership program, a fellowship meant to foster transformational leaders in the Reform movement. David holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Boston University and Manhattan School of Music, respectively.

Upon completion of his masters degree, Cantor Mintz worked at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan and served as Cantorial Soloist at Temple Judea, formerly of Massapequa, NY. While studying at HUC-JIR, he served as the cantorial intern at Central Synagogue in Manhattan and Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, as well as student cantor at Adat Chaverim in Plano, TX.

As an educator, Cantor Mintz has served as a guest lecturer on Jewish liturgical music at the University of Louisiana and has taught at BIMA at Brandeis University and URJ Mitzvah Corps in San Francisco, CA. He was a summer chaplaincy intern at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY and was the recipient of a Fischl-Kohn Memorial Grant to travel to Prague with the Defiant Requiem Foundation to research his cantorial thesis on the music of Theresienstadt.

Cantor Mintz is married to Deborah Sacks Mintz, Director of Education and Family Programming at Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation. Cantor Mintz, Deborah and their son, Nadav, live in uptown New Orleans.

You may contact Cantor Mintz here.