Join nearly 200 cantors for our annual convention!

In addition to learning new music, attending meaningful sessions, concerts, and havruta, the PGA is a 5-star destination resort. It has five legendary golf courses (and home of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic). It also has a world-class spa, including their ‘Waters of the World’ private pools.

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2018 Convention Highlights  (subject to change)

Celebrating the 120th birthday of Leib Glantz
Presentation of the Yehudah Mandel Humanitarian Award to Kim Komrad
Performance of the Bloch Sacred Service (Dr. Michael Isaacson, Conductor)

Each day following Shachrit (Monday thru Wednesday), we will be treated to a Shiur by Rabbi Jack Riemer

Annual Meeting (I)
Samuel Rosenbaum Memorial Lecture – Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger (a Jew by choice and Israeli citizen whose father was a Nazi tank commander and decorated German WWII officer)
Presentation of the Samuel Rosenbaum Award to Nancy Abramson
Recital: Jack and Fredda Mendelson
Hallel Practicum: Gaston Bogomolni
The Role of the Hazzan in Developing Congregations Abroad
The Music of Rachelle Nelson
Yiddish Concert: Art, Theater and Folk Repertoire
Late Night Promenade Concert: Ofer Barnoy and Steven Hevenstone, hosts

Annual Meeting (II)
Recital: Azi Schwartz and Shira Lissek
Lecture: Black Sabbath – Klezmer Blues, Blacks and Jews (Aaron Kula)
Presentation of the Moshe Nathanson Award in Conducting to Riki Lippitz
Installation of Officers and New EC Members
Shalosh Regalim Practicum: Shayna Postman
Presentation of the Saul Meisels Award in Hazzanic Excellence to Abraham Lubin
Concert: Jubano Jazz Meets Hazzanut (Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra; Aaron Kula, Conductor)
Late Night Promenade Concert: Thom King, host

Sexual Harassment in the Work Place (multiple sessions)
Recital: Magda Fishman and Rafi Frieder
Retrospective: Haim and Gila Wiener Cantorial Initiative (Tentative)
Neilah Practicum: Beny Maissner
Concert: Israel at 70 (concert will be held at Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach)
Late Night Promenade Concert: Herschel Fox, host

Presentation(s) by Trustbridge Health, an organization that offers support for families facing any stage of illness from home healthcare to hospice