You’re Invited to … Spend a Day with the CA!
Monday, June 4, 2018 at the PGA Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Do you love Jewish Music?  Chazzanut?  Great Speakers?  Inspiring Concerts?

Join us this year as a LAY DELEGATE to the 71st Cantors Assembly Annual Convention, A Musical Retreat with World Renowned Cantors!

You will join 200 cantors from across the country and experience:
-Recitals of Chazzanut, Art Song, and New Composers
-Intimate Conversations with today’s Cantorial Leaders and Innovators
-Lectures with Great Jewish Speakers
-A Gala Concert of Yiddish Music
-Kosher Meals & Camaraderie with your Favorite Cantors

For more information, to register, or for Sponsorship Opportunities contact the Cantors Assembly office 330-864-8533 or

“A Day with the CA” at a Glance 

8:45-9:45 am            Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:45-10:45 am            Study Session with Rabbi Jack Riemer
Rabbi Riemer is often referred to by his colleagues as the “Rabbi’s Rabbi.” He became known, as well, as the “President’s Rabbi” after his writings inspired President Bill Clinton.

11:00 am-Noon Presentation of the Hazzan Samuel Rosenbaum Award (the CA’s highest honor bestowed upon a distinguished Cantor), followed by a compelling Shoah related true life personal account by noted physician, Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger
Dr. Wollschlaeger was raised in post-WWII Germany to believe the Holocaust never happened.  After the 1972 Olympic games in Munich, he began a quest to understand the legacy of Germany and his family, which led him to Judaism and Israel where he became a citizen and served in the military.  In 2007 he wrote about his journey in his memoirA German Life:  Against All Odds Change is Possible

12:15-1:00 pm A Recital Featuring Renowned Cantors Jacob & Fredda Mendelson

1:15-2:30 pm Lunch 

2:30-2:45 pm Mincha

3:00-4:00 pm This Cantorial Life:  An Intimate Conversation about the Challenges and Rewards of the Modern Cantorate

4:00-5:00 pm The Musical Creativity of Cantor Rachelle Nelson

5:00-6:00 pm Cocktails with the Leadership of the Cantors Assembly

6:00-7:30 pm Dinner 

7:45-10:00 pm Gala Concert of Yiddish Music (preceded by Ma’ariv)
There are a variety of styles of Yiddish music, including Art and Folk songs, as well as repertoire from the Yiddish Theater. These various forms will be presented during the performance by some of the world’s leading interpreters of this genre.

10:00 pm End of "Spend a Day with the CA"

 *Lunch/Dinner are available on your own at the PGA Resort.  Lay delegates are also welcome to join the CA membership for kosher catered meals
at cost for $45/pp for lunch and $70/pp for dinner.  Laws of Kashrut are fully observed.