Ben Silverberg is more than just a Cantor; he’s a life coach and a philanthropic force in the community. With nearly 20 years of experience serving the Toronto, Canada area, Cantor Ben has a holistic approach that goes beyond traditional teachings. He integrates Jewish wisdom and life coaching principles to help students become not only well-prepared for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah but also the best versions of themselves. He instills in them life-long lessons from the Torah on how to be kind, build and strengthen relationships, how to communicate effectively, have strong sense of self and be leaders in their communities.
Initially teaching the “old-fashioned way,” Cantor Ben has evolved his methodology to include an interactive, online learning platform that is as engaging as it is effective. Through this platform, Cantor Ben’s online Hebrew School offers a convenient and fun-filled Jewish education experience that accelerates learning, enhances student confidence, and fosters a positive attitude toward Judaism.
Known for his compassionate approach, Cantor Ben has extensive experience working with special needs students, including those with anxiety, ADHD, autism, and OCD. His inclusive teachings also extend to students questioning their gender identity, offering a space where everyone can feel welcomed and empowered.
In addition to his cantorial and educational roles, Cantor Ben serves at the University of Toronto, fundraising for scholarships for students facing financial difficulties. This work embodies his teachings about the importance of sharing resources and lifting up the less fortunate, making him not just a spiritual leader, but also a role model in tangible acts of charity and social justice.
If you are a teen or adult who, for whatever reason, never had the opportunity for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or didn’t receive a Jewish education, you’re not alone. Cantor Ben has successfully guided many individuals through this rediscovery process, proving that with him, the possibilities for learning and growth are truly limitless.