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Sunday, May 23
 

1:00pm EDT

South African Cantorial Choral Tradition
Presenter: Evelyn Green
Host: Cantor Michael McCloskey

Speakers

Sunday May 23, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Zoom

2:00pm EDT

Social Time on Kumospace & Vendors Open
Sunday May 23, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Kumospace

4:00pm EDT

Learning to Believe Again with Neshama Carlebach & Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Sponsor: Hazzan Chayim Frenkel

Belief can be understood as the ability to hope for better days, building the strength to hold onto faith, and holding on to the Holy One. Join Rabbi Menachem Creditor and Neshama Carlebach for an intimate, musical conversation of healing and hope. After a year unlike any other, join these renowned spiritual leaders for an experience of song, text and spirit designed to uplift your hearts and inspire your souls.

Neshama Carlebach is an award-winning singer, songwriter and educator who has performed and taught in cities around the world. A winner and four-time Independent Music Awards Nominee for her most current release, Believe, Neshama has sold over one million records, making her one of today’s best-selling Jewish artists in the world. Neshama has been a cornerstone of major Jewish music festivals across the U.S. and globally, performing in front of thousands at countless concerts and gatherings for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. As a teenager she performed alongside her father, the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. As the first then-Orthodox woman of her generation to perform for a mixed-gender audience, Neshama has sparked public conversations with brave forays into the place of women in Judaism and today’s world. Neshama lives in New York with her husband Rabbi Menachem Creditor, and their five children.

Rabbi Menachem Creditor serves as the Pearl and Ira Meyer Scholar in Residence at UJA-Federation New York and was the founder of Rabbis Against Gun Violence. An acclaimed author, scholar, and sought-after speaker with over 1 million views of his online videos and essays, he was named by Newsweek as one of the fifty most influential rabbis in America. His 26 books and 6 albums of original music include "A Rabbi's Heart," the global anthem "Olam Chesed Yibaneh" and the anthologies "When We Turned Within" and "None Shall Make Them Afraid." He has been involved in the leadership of American Jewish World Service, AIPAC, the Rabbinical Assembly, and the One America Movement, an organization dedicated to bringing together Americans of different faiths and opinions. He and his wife Neshama Carlebach live in New York, where they are raising their five children.

Chair: Hazzan Alison Wissot


Sunday May 23, 2021 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
Zoom

5:15pm EDT

Social Time on Kumospace & Vendors Open
Sunday May 23, 2021 5:15pm - 7:00pm EDT
Kumospace

6:45pm EDT

8:00pm EDT

Evening Concert "A Journey to the Music of the World" Concert
Join us for a world tour of Jewish music from across the globe. Sarajevo, check! Vienna, check! Russia, check! Ladino, check! Flamenco Hazzanut, check! So much more... Check!

Producers: Hazzan Jeremy Stein & Hazzan Jesse Holzer

Sunday May 23, 2021 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Vimeo

9:30pm EDT

Alternative Ma'ariv
Alternative Ma'ariv, led by Shoshi and Ethan Levin Goldberg

Sunday May 23, 2021 9:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Zoom

9:30pm EDT

Ma'ariv Traditional
Hazzan Scott Sokol

Sunday May 23, 2021 9:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Zoom

10:00pm EDT

COMEDY NIGHT: The Shalom Collaboration Second City Performers Katie Klein and T.J. Shanoff
https://theshalomcollaboration.com/about

Sunday May 23, 2021 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Zoom
 
Monday, May 24
 

11:30am EDT

Dellheim Recital & Hazzan Nancy Abramson Award Presentation
Co-Sponsors: Dellheim Family & Congregation Beth-El, Voorhees, NJ in honor of Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro

We open the Convention with a recital featuring the five newly ordained cantors of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School at JTS. Nancy Abramson will host this performance of classical hazzanut, Yiddish gems and recently composed works.

Recital Chair: Hazzan Nancy Abramson


Monday May 24, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Vimeo

12:45pm EDT

Sipurei Zimra: The Stories behind Israeli Songs
Sponsor: Hazzan David Lipp's Discretionary Fund, Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Louiseville, KY

A conversation with Israeli Composers Session - Or and Feliza Zohar, Daphna Rosenberg and Yoel Sykes (Nava Tehila)

Feliza & Or Zohar are composers and performers of sacred music. Based in the Galilee, they broadcast and tour internationally, sharing their music, teachings and life experiences. Feliza & Or have released three albums: Lev Tahor (2007) Mikolot Mayim (2016) Kets Hap’laot (2020). In 2021, Feliza & Or Zohar founded Havayah Center of Being, a retreat center and guesthouse in the Galilean village of Hararit.

Rabbi Or Zohar is the Reform rabbi of the Misgav Region in the Galilee, founder of Hibura School for Kabbalah and Jewish Spirituality, and co Executive Director of the Spirit of the Galilee Association. Rabbi Zohar was ordained at the Jerusalem campus of HUC and received his BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has a Masters Degree in Jewish Philosophy from Tel Aviv University, where he is currently working towards a PhD in Kabbalah studies.

Feliza Bascara-Zohar is a singer-songwriter, song leader, artist and choreographer. She teaches a mindful holistic approach to worship, which she calls Embodied Prayer and practices Voice Movement Therapy. She has an MA in Expressive Art Therapies from Tel Aviv University and a BA in Musicology and Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Daphna Rosenberg is a singer, guitarist and a main prayer leader at Nava Tehila, the Jewish Renewal community in Jerusalem for the past 15 years. She composes original music to prayers and poetry and specializes in musically leading life cycle ceremonies. Daphna has been traveling extensively to share, present and teach the Nava Tehila t’filla b’tzibur musical methods around the Jewish world. Her music is known around the world and serves in the area of spiritual care for the ill and dying, and in creating heart-to-heart connections between people from different cultures and traditions. She is currently involved in musically and spiritually leading and organizing Jewish meditation retreats with Or Halev in Israel.

Yoel Sykes is a spiritual facilitator who co-creates intentional community through music and prayer, cultivating and teaching deep listening and open hearted communication. He studied music at the Center for Eastern Music in Jerusalem and flamenco guitar in the Fundacion de Christina Heeren school of Flamenco Arts in Seville, Spain.

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Yoel is known through his work as part of the Nava Tehila leadership team, where he has composed many melodies for Jewish liturgy, recorded 3 professional albums and co-led musical kabbalat Shabbat services for 13 years. Currently he lives in Boulder, Colorado, and studies Rabbinics and Hashpaáh (spiritual direction) in the ALEPH Ordination Program.

Yoel travels to synagogues around the U.S. and the world to lead transformative and healing prayer experiences, with the intention of creating space for people to return home into their hearts and to expand into the spaciousness of the soul, into community and into the infinite oneness within and beyond.

Chairs: Hazzan Luis Cattan & Hazzan Alison Wissot

Monday May 24, 2021 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Zoom

2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Social Time on Kumospace & Vendors Open
Monday May 24, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Kumospace

2:30pm EDT

Rosenbaum Lecture & Rosenbaum Award "Shir El: A God-Wrestler’s Journey Through Song"
Sponsor: Naomi Weiss-Weil

9 guiding principles gleaned from a lifetime of artistic and spiritual endeavors.

Chair: Hazzan Sandy Bernstein

Speakers

Monday May 24, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:00pm EDT

Social Time on Kumospace & Vendors Open
Monday May 24, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Kumospace

4:30pm EDT

Mincha
Hazzan Josef Chazan

Monday May 24, 2021 4:30pm - 4:45pm EDT
Zoom

4:45pm EDT

Small Group Workshops: Guitar Workshop #1: Beginners with Rebecca Schwartz
Guitar Workshop #1: Beginners with Rebecca Schwartz
This guitar workshop will teach basic chords, a few strumming patterns, and a few picking patterns to those who are interested in learning to play guitar or have basic guitar skills. All are welcome.

Chair: Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Monday May 24, 2021 4:45pm - 5:20pm EDT
Zoom

4:45pm EDT

Small Group Workshops: Conducting Workshop with Cantor Pavel Roytman
Conducting Workshop with Cantor Pavel Roytman
Are you struggling to put together a choral program in your community? Do you need guidance with where to start, which age groups to reach out to, or what repertoire to choose? Cantor Pavel Roytman is here to help! In this workshop, he will work with five individuals to establish a vision for a choir and the goals to achieve it. Although only five people will have a chance to work on their plans, anyone is invited to attend to learn from the process. More information will be available once sign ups are complete. Can choose to be a participant or an observer.

Chair: Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Monday May 24, 2021 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:45pm EDT

Small Group Workshops: Drumming Workshop with MB Gordy
Drumming Workshop with MB Gordy
In this workshop, we will learn basic techniques in creating various tones on our drums. This will enable us to play drum beats or grooves. Once we go through the basics, we will learn appropriate beats to play to different styles of music and songs. In order to fully participate, please plan to bring your own drum.

Chair: Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey


Monday May 24, 2021 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:45pm EDT

Small Group Workshops: Hazzanut Coaching with Cantor Jacob Mendelson
Hazzanut Coaching with Cantor Jacob Mendelson
The art of Hazzanut is filled with a passion for liturgy and a great respect for the melodies, modes and motives of our tradition. Jacob Mendelson has been a guide for so many of us, teaching us, inspiring us. At this Hazzanut Coaching, he will work with our colleagues, molding pieces of Hazzanut into masterpieces. Three or four members may sign up to work with Cantor Mendelson, and anyone is welcome to observe. A note to those who would like to sign up to participate: please choose 2-3 recitatives with which you are totally comfortable with both the words and the notes. Cantor Mendelson will select one of these to work on with you. More information will be available once sign ups are complete. Can choose to be a participant or an observer.

Chair: Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Monday May 24, 2021 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:45pm EDT

Small Group Workshops: Hazzanut Master Class with Cantor Faith Steinsnyder
Hazzanut Master Class with Cantor Faith Steinsnyder
All are welcome as we discover fresh takes on classic cantorial gems, explore vocal expression and interpretation of significant liturgical moments to make the most of our opportunities for musical midrash, connect personal repertoire with centuries of authentic hazzanic expression, and discover modalities of deep meaning and make those moments our own! We’ll meet for 60 minutes to sing and listen, followed by a 15 minute Q&A. Music and texts will be shared on screen as well as posted in the Chat Room. There is room for four participants to work fifteen minutes each. Each participant’s piece should be no longer than 4-5 minutes, and music/text will be shared with all. These four participants should be ready to take their chosen pieces to the next level. We will meet ahead of time for pre-coaching and editing of materials for sharing. Can choose to be a participant or an observer.

Chair: Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Monday May 24, 2021 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:45pm EDT

Small Group Workshops: Hebrew Art Song Master Class with Cantor Roslyn Barak
Hebrew Art Song Master Class with Cantor Roslyn Barak
The art song repertoire in Hebrew, while not as extensive or well known as the repertoire in other languages (including Yiddish) is nonetheless a body of work worthy to be cherished. Composers such as Ben Haim and Avni set beloved Hebrew poems in this genre and we will focus on interpretation, phrasing, and vocal effects during this class. Cantor Barak has only four openings for those who would like to work with her. However, everyone is invited to observe. Can choose to be a participant or an observer.

Chair: Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Monday May 24, 2021 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:45pm EDT

Small Group Workshops: Professional Coaching with Hazzan Dr. Rebecca Carmi
Professional Coaching with Hazzan Dr. Rebecca Carmi
Coaching is a partnership in which the coach helps the client achieve increased effectiveness, deep learning, increased self awareness and ultimately identify the choices that are within their power to make. The foundation of the discipline of coaching rests on the assumption that reasonably healthy individuals can be empowered to solve their own problems. Its central hypothesis is that the individual has within him or herself resources for self-understanding, for altering one’s self-concept, changing attitudes and self-directing. Coaching asks powerful questions which the client may not have thought of asking—which offer a new lens to understand challenges at work or in personal life, and new tools to achieve change. Hazzan Dr. Carmi will offer individual 18 minute “taster” sessions with the first four individuals who sign up. These are individual appointments.

Chair: Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Monday May 24, 2021 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:45pm EDT

Small Group Workshops: Tot 101 with Cantor Bat-Ami Moses
Tot 101 with Cantor Bat-Ami Moses
Join Cantor Bat-Ami Moses for an "edu-taining" TOT 101 workshop! She will share strategies, techniques and innovative ideas on how to create and facilitate services and programs for Tots and their families. She will also introduce new and fresh musical material that will be engaging and accessible to all. Even though she will be using the "Tot Shabbat morning service," as a learning template, some of the musical material and all the techniques can be used for diverse programming during Preschool, Religious school, the High Holy Days, Festival and weekday engagements with little ones. Playing an instrument is not a requirement. All are welcome!

Chair: Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Monday May 24, 2021 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

5:25pm EDT

Small Group Workshops: Guitar Workshop #2: Advanced Beginners/Intermediate with Rebecca Schwartz
Guitar Workshop #2: Advanced Beginners/Intermediate with Rebecca Schwartz
This more advanced guitar workshop will look at bar chords, harder strumming and picking patterns, and will offer additional trickier content for intermediate guitarists. All are welcome.

Chair: Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Monday May 24, 2021 5:25pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

6:00pm EDT

Social Time on Kumospace & Vendors Open
Monday May 24, 2021 6:00pm - 7:15pm EDT
Kumospace

7:15pm EDT

Moshe Taube recorded Ma'ariv Tribute
Sponsor: Congregation Beth Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA

Moshe Taube recorded Ma'ariv

Monday May 24, 2021 7:15pm - 8:00pm EDT
Vimeo

8:00pm EDT

The Abraham Shapiro Concert: "Hazzones Wrapped in a Warm Yiddish Blanket" Concert
This concert features a unique blend of Hazzanut and Yiddish song. With Yiddish as the expression of daily life and emotion and hazzanut expressing our deepest prayers, these two genres connect in a heartfelt way. On the Yiddish stage, theatrical pieces with “khazones” in the middle were a way of engaging star cantors to thrill theater audiences. In art and folk songs, Yiddish poetry painted a picture of how tefilah and hazzanut influenced us in our individual lives. You’ll hear classic pieces of a genre never before collected into one concert. Select pieces will also adapt to present times through new verses and instrumentation.

Producers: Hazzan David Propis & Hazzan Arianne Brown

Monday May 24, 2021 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Vimeo

9:30pm EDT

Ma'ariv Traditional & Shoah Memorial
Ma'ariv: Hazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda
Shoah Memorial Presenter: Hazzan Yonah Kliger

Monday May 24, 2021 9:30pm - 10:15pm EDT
Zoom

10:15pm EDT

Open Mic Night
Sponsor: Congregation B'nai Shalom, Walnut Creek, CA in honor of Hazzan Sandy Bernstein

Hosts: Hazzan Stephanie Kupfer and Hazzan Sandy Bernstein

Have you been dying to share your talents with our CA colleagues, but haven’t had an opportunity? Here’s your chance! Come sing a song, rap, spoken word, poetry, comedy, interpretive dance or any other live performance you’d like to share. Sign up to perform at our convention Open Mic Night on Monday evening at 10:15PM. Send an e-mail to Stephanie Kupfer skskupfer22@gmail.com or Sandy Bernstein HazzanSBernstein@gmail.com with your performance selection.

Monday May 24, 2021 10:15pm - 11:00pm EDT
Zoom
 
Tuesday, May 25
 

11:30am EDT

Wohlberg Recital & Hazzan Max Wohlberg Award Presentation
Sponsor: Hazzan Sheldon Levin, Neve Shalom

Recital Chair: Hazzan Sheldon Levin

Tuesday May 25, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Vimeo

12:45pm EDT

New Music: CA and Transcontinental J-License Presentation: Joel Eglash & Cantor Lauren Phillips Fogelman
Sponsor: Hazzan Alan Sokoloff, Temple Emanuel of Pascack Valley, Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Chair: Hazzan Jeffrey Shiovitz

This session will look at new publications from Transcontinental Music Publications given by its director, Joe Eglash as well as previews of new publications and those works in progress by the Cantors Assembly, as presented by Jeffrey Shiovitz. Singers will include Josh Ehrlich, Ethan Goldberg, Wendi Fried and Jeremy Stein. At the end of the session, Joe Eglash will introduce us to JLicense.

Tuesday May 25, 2021 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Zoom

2:15pm EDT

Round Table: The Conservative Movement in the 21st Century
Sponsor: Hazzan Matt Axelrod

Chair: Hazzan Stephen J. Stein


Tuesday May 25, 2021 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
Zoom

3:45pm EDT

Social Time on Kumospace & Vendors Open
Tuesday May 25, 2021 3:45pm - 4:30pm EDT
Kumospace

4:30pm EDT

Mincha
Hazzan Sarah Levine

Tuesday May 25, 2021 4:30pm - 4:45pm EDT
Zoom

4:45pm EDT

Sharing of Technology & Teaching Ideas: Facebook 101 with Hazzan Bonnie Zakarin
Sponsor: Hazzan Stephen J. Stein, Executive Vice President of the Cantors Assembly

Facebook 101 with Hazzan Bonnie Zakarin

In this workshop, we will learn how to navigate the world of Facebook to help with marketing and promoting yourself, your programs and your shul. We will touch upon creating a professional page, boosting ads, Facebook live-streaming and creating events, among other things. Come one come all! No knowledge of Facebook necessary.

Chairs: Hazzan Mike Weis & Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Tuesday May 25, 2021 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:45pm EDT

Sharing of Technology & Teaching Ideas: Tech Tools for Cantors and Educators with Cantor Melanie Blatt
Sponsor: Hazzan Stephen J. Stein, Executive Vice President of the Cantors Assembly

Tech Tools for Cantors and Educators with Cantor Melanie Blatt

Come and learn how cantors, educators, and community engagement coordinators can use Google Drive as a tool for presentation, collaboration, organization, and more. This workshop will also provide ideas for how to teach music and Trope through a virtual space using this technology.

Chairs: Hazzan Mike Weis & Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Tuesday May 25, 2021 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:45pm EDT

Sharing of Technology & Teaching Ideas: The Basics of Sound and Video Editing with Cantor Lizzie Weiss
Sponsor: Hazzan Stephen J. Stein, Executive Vice President of the Cantors Assembly

The Basics of Sound and Video Editing with Cantor Lizzie Weiss

Do we really need to know how to edit videos to be successful cantors? Cantor Lizzie Weiss uses her skills in video and sound editing as a natural extension of how she extends prayer and inspiration to her congregants. This workshop will give a simple overview of why it is imperative to sharpen your skills. Ultimately, you will feel empowered to use technology to reach more hearts.

Chairs: Hazzan Mike Weis & Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Tuesday May 25, 2021 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:45pm EDT

Sharing of Technology & Teaching Ideas: The Best of Zoom - Optimizing Zoom for Varied Programming with Hazzenet Hinda Labovitz
Sponsor: Hazzan Stephen J. Stein, Executive Vice President of the Cantors Assembly

The Best of Zoom: Optimizing Zoom for Varied Programming with Hazzenet Hinda Labovitz

More than a year into this pandemic, Zoom has become a virtual home to many of us. But, even as the pandemic wanes (God willing), Zoom helps us reach a wider audience, cater to previously-excluded cohorts, and collaborate more radically and readily with colleagues. In this session, we’ll discuss “tricks of the trade” to optimize different kinds of experiences on Zoom, whether you’re tutoring b’nei mitzvah students, teaching trop classes, facilitating text study, leading a kumzitz, concertizing – or anything else!

Chairs: Hazzan Mike Weis & Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Tuesday May 25, 2021 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:45pm EDT

Sharing of Technology & Teaching Ideas: Virtual Choir Nuts and Bolts with Jared, David, and Judy Gershon
Sponsor: Hazzan Stephen J. Stein, Executive Vice President of the Cantors Assembly

Virtual Choir Nuts and Bolts with Jared, David, and Judy Gershon

By now, we all know what a virtual choir video is, and some of us have even produced them. But what do you do if it all comes down on you to shepherd the project from start to finish? Judy and David Gershon will pick up where they left off in last summer's Nosh ‘n Drash about creating virtual choir, and will cover all aspects of your project, from choosing the right piece to actually delivering the final piece to the world. Among the topics they will address are: virtual choir management and leadership; guide track creation; sound production, particularly with Logic software; and video production, particularly with Final Cut software. Be sure to bring lots of questions!

Chairs: Hazzan Mike Weis & Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Tuesday May 25, 2021 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

6:00pm EDT

Social Time on Kumospace & Vendors Open
Tuesday May 25, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Kumospace

7:00pm EDT

Dueling pianos: Chris Hardin & Bob Remstein
Tuesday May 25, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Zoom

8:00pm EDT

"New Century, New Music" Concert
Hear the remarkable array of styles, textures, and genres that represent synagogue music of the 21st century! Through these contemporary solo and ensemble settings, you will experience their diverse modes of spiritual expression that breathe new life into our ancient liturgical texts, and create unique opportunities for spiritual connection in our ever-changing world.

Producers: Hazzan Jeremy Lipton & Hazzan Malachi Kanfer

Tuesday May 25, 2021 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Vimeo

9:30pm EDT

Ma'ariv Traditional
Hazzan Alan Sokoloff

Tuesday May 25, 2021 9:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Kumospace
 
Wednesday, May 26
 

10:45am EDT

"Poetry for Breakfast" with Bat-Ami Moses
How many of us constantly search for just the right poem to complement our Erev Shabbat services or Rosh Hodesh programs, or all the "Gd forbids" and tragedies we deal with on a constant basis? Join Bat-Ami with your favorite poem that compliments our tefilla to share with the group. We'll analyze and discuss the emotions the poetry evokes and perhaps pair them with liturgy and music. Don't forget to bring your favorite morning cup of joe or hot tea!

Wednesday May 26, 2021 10:45am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom

11:30am EDT

Recital: Cantors Galit Dadoun-Cohen and Marsha Attie

השירים ששרים אותנו - The Songs That Sing Us
The music we listen to, and the manginot we sing, allow us to sanctify moments in time and to elevate our human experience. Through song, Marsha and Galit will share a musical journey that will reveal their encounter with what is human and what is Divine. As Martin Buber taught in his seminal work, I and Thou, we can find God’s presence through our relationship with one another. There are moments that stir us in the stories we tell stories of our moledet (our Homeland), and in our relationship with the Hebrew language, that can uncover the many layers of sincere prayer. We want to invite our community of cantors to share in our musical bouquet that has inspired love and gratitude in us.

Galit Dadoun-Cohen brings a unique voice to the cantorate, combining a diverse Sephardic background with extensive classical musical training. Born and raised in Ashdod, Israel, she earned her Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma from the Rubin Academy of Music of Tel Aviv University and her Master of Music from Brooklyn College – City University of New York. In 2010, Dadoun-Cohen received her cantorial ordination from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. Since then, she has served as the Cantor of Temple B'nai Or in Morristown, N.J
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Galit Dadoun-Cohen has sung opera and classical song in festivals, concerts, and various projects throughout the United States, Europe and Israel. In her cantorate, she strives to deepen the connection with one’s Jewish identity, through music, study, and community building
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During her studies at HUC, Cantor Dadoun-Cohen explored the fusion of traditional Sephardic folk song with Western art music in Jewish music of the 20th century. She enjoys contemporary Israeli music, opera, chanson, and the Hazzanut tradition. These days she is exploring women’s expression and strengthening that voice in Judaism. She is committed to creating bridges between Israeli and Diaspora Jewry.
Galit and husband Joe, share the gratitude and joy of their three daughters Danielle, Naomi and Maya

Marsha Attie, a well known and beloved cantor in San Francisco, is a soulful singer, composer, and recording artist. She is a one of a kind cantor who is known for bringing an authentic and heart-felt voice to her music that softens and comforts the hardened heart. Marsha started her musical career as a song leader in the Jewish camps of California, where you can still find her working every summer, and her original compositions have become a staple of camp and synagogue life around the country. Marsha has always been a dancer and strives to integrate a variety of creative modalities into her spiritual and creative life. She is also a filmmaker and some of her award winning music videos can be found on youtube.

Wednesday May 26, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Vimeo

12:15pm EDT

Social Time on Kumospace & Vendors Open
Wednesday May 26, 2021 12:15pm - 12:45pm EDT
Kumospace

12:45pm EDT

In Conversation with composer Nurit Hirsch, with Dr. Tali Tadmor
Sponsors: Hazzan Luis Cattan, The Conservative Synagogue of Westport, CT & Temple Judea of Tarzana in honor of Rabbi/Cantor Alison Wissot

Dr. Tali Tadmor is an accomplished pianist, vocal coach and music director based in Los Angeles. A native Israeli, she is active in both classical and Jewish music circles. She currently chairs the Collaborative Piano Program at Cal State Northridge, and serves as Music Director at Temple Judea in Tarzana alongside Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissot and Cantor Yonah Kliger.

Nurit Hirsh is one of Israel's foremost composers, arrangers and conductors.

A native of Tel Aviv, Nurit began her classical piano studies at an early age, and later attended the Rubin Academy of Music, majoring in composition, orchestration and conducting.
During her service in the IDF band, Nurit composed several hit songs for the various army ensembles. It was during this time that she also discovered the world of jazz, and began studying with Israel's leading proponents of the genre.
Following her mandatory military service, Nurit Hirsh continued her musical education at UCLA, focusing on film scoring, electronic and contemporary music. While living in New York, Nurit also studied advanced composition with Justin Dello Joio.

During her long and prolific career Nurit has composed over 1600 songs, including Oseh Shalom, Bashanah Haba'ah, The Policeman Azoulay, Perach Halilach, Rak BeYisrael and Abanibi.

Over the years Nurit Hirsh has represented Israel in many prestigious music festivals around the world, as a composer, arranger and conductor. In 1973 her song Ei Sham placed fourth in the Luxembourg Eurovision Song Contest and in 1978. her song titled Abanibi won first prize in the Paris Eurovision Song Contest. The song was to become a big international hit, with versions in several languages.

Nurit's songs have also won first prizes in international song competitions in Japan, Chile, Brazil, and other countries.
In addition to her career as a popular song writer, Nurit has also had success in the field of film scoring,
having composed the sound tracks to fourteen films, including Hashoter Azulay, Lupo Melech Hakvish, Katz ve Karaso, and Meachorey Hasoragim.
Nurit composed the sound tracks for the movie "The Policeman" which won the Golden Globe Award in the Best foreign Film category in 1972. The film was selected among the 5 nominations for the Academy Award that year.
Her song "Ballad for The Policeman Azoulay" from that film was awarded "the best song of all time in the Israeli film category" by the Israeli Film Academy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro4bFg-GfJ0

Nurit Hirsh's versatility as a musician is also evident in her theater work, namely the hit musical Sallah Shabati written by Ephraim Kishon, which had one of the longest runs at Habima, the national theater of Israel. Aside from composing the music, Nurit also conducted the orchestra during the entire run of the show for five years.

Over the years Nurit has also written music for theater, television, as well as hundreds of children's songs which have become favorites among kindergarten and school children.
Nurit's songs have been published in six books as well as twenty of CD's and DVD's.

The following is a list of awards which Nurit has won over the years:

The 2016 Israel Prize from the president of Israel.
Honorary Doctorate Degree from Bar Ilan University.
Honorary Doctorate Degree from Ben Gurion University.
Lifetime achievement award from ACUM (the Israeli equivalent of ASCAP).
Lifetime achievement award from IUPA (Israeli Union of Performing Arts).
Lifetime contributions to the music of Israel and the people around the world from the Zamir Choral Foundation.
Lifetime achievement award for Hebrew Song from the Israeli Ministry of Culture.
The Kinor David prize for outstanding achievement in the arts.
The Rosenblum Prize for lifetime achievement in the arts, awarded by the city of Tel Aviv.
The ACUM award in the Children's Songs category.
Woman of the Year award from the Lions Club Organization.
Honorary Citizen on the city of Tel Aviv
B'nai Brith World Center citation.

www.nurit-hirsh.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeN_SqJ1Ir4tMjx91Ca897Q

Oseh Shalom - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEFQN1_90Fk,
Abanibi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqgR-O_UwqI
Bashanah Haba'ah - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyt5tO4v704
Perach Halilach with the Israeli Philharmonic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuAFzf-dXr8
Rak BeYisrael - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8l8P9BweLE

Wednesday May 26, 2021 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Zoom

2:15pm EDT

Joey Weisenberg: "Torah of Music"
Sponsor: Hazzan Hillary Chorny, Temple Beth Am

Chair: Hazzan Luis Cattan

Speakers

Wednesday May 26, 2021 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
Zoom

3:45pm EDT

Mincha
Hazzan Ralph Goren

Wednesday May 26, 2021 3:45pm - 4:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:00pm EDT

Creating Truly Inclusive Communities
Neuro-diverse Service Design

Chair: Hazzan Rachel Brook & Hazzan Mike Stein

Wednesday May 26, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Zoom

5:00pm EDT

Beyond Trope Trainer: New Torah Reading Software "I-leyn - Trope Software" Preview
Chair: Hazzan Mimi Haselkorn


Wednesday May 26, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom

5:50pm EDT

Song Swap "Music of Torah"
Chairs: Hazzan Jeremy Stein & Hazzan Wendi Fried

Wednesday May 26, 2021 5:50pm - 6:50pm EDT
Zoom

7:00pm EDT

Post-Convention Concert "Together in Harmony" Celebrating 100 years of Beth El, Vorhees
UPDATE: click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser to access the concert, now in progress:

https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001_fw7exKGkG4NB1zcbey8GZk04FU_VTt-W-NDUzG1d1Lz1QBUYjD5fm2mvPVfY4q-9_OT8_dcvA3AryKky1oI8-odAlQIxl7DhswpT35HgpMiARIY8lSGzGgfUUducrRcuexaQrmMsQGGGmjnxz-hyLL8D390ffkHKoV50sjDLt4EbP5BOtpJiQXZZRCPW98BFOaLFHAHdSIL95K5efaJasYSh2b-DIEH&c=QcSpx7ASGB6kE42NxFDBL02HmegU-GnbbD0qX71INp0lvCD5QBAuFg==&ch=wwKQd03AIctVvjlMGfHGtKUaFYVVMsQmdGa5xKQ3OpQAM0qER__TZw==

Producer: Hazzan Alisa Pomeranz-Boro

Congregation Beth El
Together in Harmony – A Concert Celebrating 100 Years
Join as we honor our past and celebrate the future!

ALL ARE WELCOME. COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS AVAILABLE.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - https://bethelsnj.payquiq.com/index.cfm?event=embedform&embedform=1&contentid=0C434A37-150E-4249-9E8D41A8AE56361A

Donation and sponsorship opportunities available

Wednesday May 26, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Congregation Beth El
 
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