Ze’evi Tovlev, Cantorial Student

Ze’evi Tovlev (they/them or ze/zem/zer) is a fourth-year student at HUC-JIR working toward a masters in Jewish education and cantorial ordination. With roots in song leading and music education, Ze’evi believes in the power of communal music and prayer to create social change. As one of the first trans cantorial students at HUC-JIR, ze works toward expanding the vision of our collective future to encompass those who have been routinely marginalized in Jewish life. Ze will be co-leading services as a Ba’al Tefillah. Ze’evi currently lives in LA with zer spouse Ariel and their two cats.