About Matt

Cantor Matt Axelrod


Cantor Matt Axelrod was born and raised in the Boston area, and is a graduate of Brandeis University and The Jewish Theological Seminary. Matt has served Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains, NJ, since 1990.

Cantor Axelrod currently serves as secretary of the Cantors Assembly. He is a past 

member of the Executive Council of the Cantors Assembly, as well as a past president of its New Jersey Region. He sings with the New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble which performs throughout the state, and is a past president of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerial Association.

For over 25 years, Matt has taught, nagged, supported, cajoled, and counseled hundreds and hundreds of b'nei mitzvah kids and their parents.

Matt is also an avid aviation enthusiast and a licensed pilot and flight instructor. He is married to Tali, a school superintendent, and has two sons, Judah and Josh. Even though Matt lives in New Jersey, he is proud to maintain his New England heritage by rooting for the Red Sox each year.