Author: Cantors Assembly

Sing Halleluyah in Philly!

We are pleased to share with you exciting news about an upcoming major concert of Jewish music that will be held this week at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, organized and conducted by our colleague, David Tilman. A number of our members will be featured in this performance; Hazzanim David Tilman- conductor, and Lizzie Shammash, Jen Cohen, Sandy Bernstein, Eliot Vogel, Art Katlin, Howard Glantz, Alisa Pommerantz-Boro, and Jeff Webber. Please see the article links below from secular and Jewish publications. Article by the Philadelphia Inquirer Click Here Article by the Jewish Exponent Click Here For the Event page and Ticket Information, please Click...

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“Palms & Psalms”: Registration is Open!

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. Click on the image below to register online. 2018 Convention Highlights  (subject to change) Sunday 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...

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Online Course: Finding Meaning in the Book of Psalms

Rabbis, Cantors, and those with advanced text skills, are welcome to participate in an online class being offered by the Jewish Theological Seminary about Psalms in the liturgy.  (Text will be studied in the original Hebrew.)  The class will be taught by Dr. Benjamin Sommer on three Thursdays, April 12, 19, and 26.  Click on the image below for more details or to register....

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The Comic Genius of Mickey Katz

Two Sides of Esther On the first day of a class I took at JTS on the Book of Esther, our professor asked if we regarded the Book of Esther as a comedy. Purim is fun, I thought to myself, and the Book of Esther has a lot of silliness in it, but is it really a comedy? The Jews' lives are threatened and it takes the bravery of one young woman to risk her own life to save her people from annihilation. And even after Esther confronts Ahashveirosh about Haman, the Jews are still not safe, ultimately engaging...

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