Shaare Emeth extends cantor’s contract

Cantor Seth Warner

Cantor Seth Warner, who has served Congregation Shaare Emeth for the past three years, has had his contract extended by five years in recognition of his “exceptional professionalism, spirituality and musical leadership of our congregation,” according to Shaare Emeth President, Ken Birenbaum.

Birenbaum made the announcement May 23 at the “Encore!  Hearing is Believing” concert organized and hosted by Warner.

“We are so impressed and pleased at the dedicated and loyal service Cantor Warner has provided, we wanted to assure that we would continue to benefit from his special qualities and service for the next several years,” Birenbaum said.

Warner came to Shaare Emeth in 2006 from his post as Cantor of Touro Synagogue in New Orleans. He is only the third cantor in the 142-year history of Shaare Emeth.


He is an active member of the professional organization for Reform Judaism’s cantorate, the American Conference of Cantors, and serves as an officer on its Executive Board, as well as serving as an officer of the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music. He serves the St. Louis community as a Creve Coeur and Olivette Police and Fire Chaplain.  Seth and his wife Shayna are the proud parents of Simon Eli and Isaac Asher.