Can A Cantor Perform A Bar/Bat Mitzvah Or Any Other Religious Ceremony?

Yes. In fact, a Cantor with comprehensive knowledge about prayers and melodies, and someone with good moral character can perform religious ceremonies (weddings, funerals, etc.) and lead prayer services in synagogues. Cantors often take the leading position in absence of a Rabbi.

Professional Cantors are ordained clergy and their most important duty is to lead the worship Services and to chant Torah readings.

Cantors perform pastoral duties that were once restricted to Rabbis. This includes educating and inspiring the congregation, conducting rituals at funerals as well as weddings and paying a visit to sick congregants.

A majority of non-Orthodox Jews rejoice in the occasion of Bat Mitzvah in the same way as the boy’s Bar Mitzvah. Cantors are well equipped to train both girls and boys to prepare them for their B’nai Mitzvot and to lead the service.

JSLI trains Cantors to meet the needs of modern Jews.