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Great cantors never stop learning. There are always more skills to master, more questions to ask, more scholarship to digest, more melodies to sing! The ACC seeks to engage our members in the continual process of improving ourselves and our craft through a comprehensive program of professional development – and that program is centered here.


March 10, 2019: E - March 11, 2019: E

Dear Colleagues,This coming March the Mordecai Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood, together with the University of Chicago, will be putting on a Hallel V'zimra, a large scale conference centered on Jewish music and liturgy.  Over the span of 4 days, including a Shabbaton on March 8th and 9th, followed by the conference itself on the 10th and 11...

January 8, 2019: E - January 10, 2019: E

ACC-GTM-CA Midwinter Retreat

Hilton Palm Springs

Kick Off Concert will be on Sunday, January 6, 2019

Optional day with PARR on Monday, January 7, 2019

For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Cantor Jen Roher. 

November 7, 2018: E

Washington D.C. and Virginia Regional MeetingWednesday, November 711:00am-1:00pm

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation1441 Wiehle AvenueReston, Virginia  20190

Hosted by: Cantor Susan CaroRSVP to or (703) 437-7733

November 1, 2018: E

Flordia Regional MeetingThursday, November 1st, 2018

“From Text to Techs”A morning of gathering and studySponsored By: American Conference of Cantors

Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El           8200 Peters Rd.Plantation, FL 33324

9:30am Registration and Breakfast10am-1pm ProgramsLunch Sponsored by the American Conference of CantorsPro...

October 30, 2018: E

Los Angeles Regional Meeting:Tuesday, October 30, 2018

University Synagogue11960 Sunset BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90049

Hosted by: Cantor Kerith Spencer-Shapiro ( here for more details and RSVP to Cantor Spencer-Shapiro.

October 29, 2018: E

Boston Regional MeetingMonday, October 2910:00am-1:00pm

Temple Sinai of Sharon25 Canton StreetSharon, MA 02067

Hosted by Cantor Jeff KlepperRSVP to or (781) 784-6081


Frustrated with how Hebrew is taught to children in your congregation?  Looking for a new model, in which Hebrew learning is effective as well as fun and joyful for your students?  Join Cantor Leigh Korn and Rabbi Nicki Greninger as they describe their partnership in developing a new approach to Hebrew education that has been working well in...


"In acts of genuine expression, what goes on between the soul of man and the word of prayer is more than an act of employment, of using words as if they were tools. Here the soul and the word react upon each other; the word is a creative force.Words are not made of paper.

Please visit this link to listen to the recording of this webinar.

Join current rabbinical, cantorial, and education students as Merri shares the latest interesting, accessible pieces for use in communal prayer with special emphasis on teaching technique and context within the worship service. In collaboration with HUC-JIR.

Education, Nusach

Cantor Beny Maissner is a master improviser and connoisseur of traditional chazzanut. His experience spans many generations and genres and his worship style is an eclectic mix of the traditional and the contemporary in a modern day Reform synagogue.



Professional Development Opportunity to Inspire and Engage

Please take the time to listen to the recording for the first opportunity in our partnership with the URJ Deptarment of Youth Engagement for UNPLUGGED with Alan Goodis featuring Dan Nichols.