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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.


November 11, 2020: 1:00pm

Part 1 – What’s next?? Rosalie will facilitate a conversation about what the next emergent questions are around hybrid worship. How will we define success and what might it look like? Where are the opportunities and pitfalls we can consider with our leadership? What did we learn before and during the Holy Days that can inform our thinking? She w...

November 17, 2020 - November 19, 2020

This November, MAZON once again plans to convene rabbis and cantors from various denominations to learn about hunger in America through a Jewish lens, engage in advocacy and policy training, and hold legislative advocacy meetings — though this year, we will be together virtually. Even as we wish we could be together in person, we look ahead to t...

November 18, 2020: 1:00pm

Part 2 – Rosalie will facilitate a conversation about what we do with our “technological” learning, and how to make intentional choices about both our new equipment and the content we now have access to (our own, and that made by others).  How do we best think about using new stuff and skills?  How do we consider worship curation – collecting ma...

January 3, 2021 - January 6, 2021
June 27, 2022 - July 5, 2022

ACC-GTM Mission to Israel

Tentative Dates are June 27-July 5, 2022


The window for primary language acquisition closes by the time we turn five years old. After that, it is possible to internalize a language and even become fluent - but learning it will forever be a life-long journey.


We will study a passage in the Zohar that focuses on the sefirotic and erotic significance of the Shema. The mystical purpose of this central prayer is to stimulate zivvuga qaddisha, the sacred union of the divine couple: Shekhinah and the Holy One, blessed be He.

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Cantor Jason Kaufman is a leader in the Reform movement in the work of civic engagement and social justice.  In 2018 he was the national co-chair of the URJ Civic Engagement Campaign and in 2019 created the 2019 Virginia Civic Engagement Campaign with a leadership group at Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria VA, where he has served since...


Want to create your own virtual choir video? This webinar is for ACC Members who have a relatively new Mac, Final Cut Pro and recording software (Logic Pro X recommended). We will go through the basic steps of creating a virtual choir video with Q&A at the end.