Nathan Roth grew up in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, where he always had a passion for singing. Throughout his younger years, he was involved in various state and national honor choirs, as well as theater productions. He also helped his mother teach music in the religious school at Adat Shalom, where he had his bar mitzvah. Nathan studied vocal performance at Baldwin-Wallace College.
After college, he moved back home with little direction. This started a long cycle of drug use and rehab stays. In September of 2016, while in treatment in Ohio, his mother had an encounter with the mother of a childhood friend who was currently a resident at Beit T’Shuvah. After speaking with the founder of Beit T’Shuvah, Harriet Rossetto, and intake coordinator Lisa Harrison on the phone, he felt ready to start a new life in recovery.
While a resident, Nathan became an intern with the music department. At that time, it was run by Glenn Goss and overseen by Rabbi Mark, who both became close friends and mentors to Nathan. As an intern, he became involved in the congregation by singing with Cantor Shira Fox and eventually leading services on his own. Nathan has served as Cantorial Soloist and Music Department Supervisor since 2019. He is currently under the mentorship and tutelage of Cantor Nathan Lam studying to become a Cantor and spiritual counselor.