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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.


May 15, 2019: 1:00pm ET

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April 4, 2019: 1:00pm ET

Cantor Joshua Breitzer, Instructor, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music Adjunct FacultyNoah Aronson, Instructor, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music Adjunct Faculty**This session is held jointly with the American Conference of Cantors**

Open to all ACC Members in Good Standing


March 13, 2019: 1:00pm ET

Merri Lovinger Arian, MAT, BFA, Faculty in Liturgical Arts, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music

Open to all ACC Members in Good Standing

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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...

March 6, 2019: 1:00pm ET

The Interim Cantor led by Cantor Sharon KohnTime: 1:00 PM

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February 28, 2019: 1:00pm ET - 2:30pm E
Synagogue Management

In this web series, Diana Bloom will teach take-away, actionable processes and systems that can be implemented immediately to achieve higher productivity and efficiency in all areas of an organization and support a Totally Accountable Culture. These  sessions will provide skills that can sharpen delegation, improve prioritization, enhance projec...


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.

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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.