After earning his B.A. in Music from U.C. San Diego, Cantor Mark Childs earned his Master of Sacred Music degree along with an ordination as Cantor in 1991 from Hebrew Union College-Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music in New York City. Cantor Childs has served Congregation B’nai B’rith in Santa Barbara, CA since 1991.
His full array of worship services, relationship building, and educational/cultural programming have enriched both Jew and non-Jew alike throughout the greater Santa Barbara area where he resides with his wife Shari, and sons David (now at JTS Cantorial School) and Adam (now at Yeshiva University). He has a particular interest in interfaith dialogue through music and study and serves as a board member of the Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara County.
He is active as a concert artist, is a prolific commissioner of new Jewish music, and has produced four professional albums, including his latest “The Layered Path” with his son David. Cantor Childs is a member of both the American Conference of Cantors and the Cantors Assembly.
Cantor Childs may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org