Be assured that the conduct of CA members is of paramount importance to us. All are expected to comply with our Code of Professional Conduct, which you may view by accessing the following link on our website (provide link here). The Cantors Assembly, however, has no obligation to perform background checks or investigate any claims or allegations against any cantors including but not limited to any allegations of sexual assault or harassment and specifically disclaims any liability for anything related thereto. It is the responsibility of the congregation to perform any such investigation prior to making a hiring decision.
Thank you for completing the Congregational Questionnaire. At the Cantorial Placement Commission, we are committed to doing our best to assist you during your search. Once again, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
Please note that additional job description or documentation may be uploaded at the bottom of the previous page of this questionnaire or forwarded to our Placement Coordinator, Crystle Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our congregation agrees to search for a Cantor through the Cantorial Placement Commission of the Conservative Movement. As the Cantors Assembly charges no fee for this service, we understand that in return the Cantors Assembly requires congregations to search for a Cantor exclusively through its Placement Commission for an initial period of three months.*
During this three-month exclusive listing period, we will only interview cantors whose resumes are sent to us by the Cantors Assembly and will not seek candidates through any other means, including, but not limited to, an agent, agency, advertisement or through social media.
At the end of this three-month period, should we elect to broaden our search to include applications from non-Cantors Assembly candidates, we will so notify the Cantors Assembly. If we elect to bring a non-Cantors Assembly member to our synagogue for an in-person interview, we will, likewise, promptly inform the Cantors Assembly (the Cantors Assembly does not require that the names of such candidates be shared).
We further commit, throughout this process, to provide ongoing and timely updates to the Placement Commission on the status of our search. We also understand that the Cantorial Placement Commission may deny service to a congregation should ethical or Halachic concerns arise.**
By submitting this form, the congregation and its representatives agree to abide by these placement rules.
*In extenuating circumstances for which a congregation can demonstrate compelling reasons that it cannot abide by the exclusivity provision, a waiver may be requested.
**Please be aware that a severance dispute with your current or former Hazzan may cause a delay in our ability to forward Cantors Assembly candidates. Should there be such a conflict, we urge you to resolve the matter amicably and as quickly as possible.