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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.


December 8, 2022: 1:00pm
ACC Member Support and Services

Learning how to read and utilize the ACC 2022 Salary Survey is important to all members, especially those who may be entering placement or contract negotiations.

Join Michael Gan for this helpful and informative session to learn how to utilize the data. Michael is the son of a Reform Rabbi and a partner in the law firm Peer, Gan & Gis...

December 13, 2022: 1:00pm - 2:15pm - 2:15pm
Synagogue Management
Reform Pay Equity Initiative Training for Clergy

Statistically women in the U.S. earn 20% less than their male colleagues and the Reform Movement is no exception. The gender wage gap in our Reform institutions and congregations has been documented through several salary studies over the past ten years. It is our obligation as Reform leaders to s...

December 20, 2022: 12:00pm - 1:30pm - 1:30pm

Opportunity for Clergy, from the Union for Reform Judaism:

Using Our Moral Voices to Address Oppression Inside & Outside of Our Jewish Communities: A multi-session REDI Training Series

Through this program we will enable white clergy to acknowledge their positional power and use their moral voices to address oppression inside a...

January 3, 2023: 12:00pm - 1:30pm - 1:30pm


January 9, 2023 - January 11, 2023

The Midwinter ACC-CA-GTM Retreat: Monday, January 9th – Wednesday, January 11th, 2023Hilton Palm Springs400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Shhh! It’s our best-kept secret: the most affordable, casual sacred music-makers’ retreat on the planet, and you can join us!

Retreat, rest, and restore your relationships in a r...

January 24, 2023: 12:00pm - 1:30pm - 1:30pm



CCPD Programming: Mussar Va'ad with Rabbi Eric GurvisDirector of Chaverim & EngagementThe Mussar Institute

Rabbi Eric S. GurvisDirector of Chaverim & EngagementThe Mussar 


CCPD Programming: Introduction to Mussar with Rabbi Eric GurvisDirector of Chaverim & EngagementThe Mussar Institute

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Synagogue Management

Covid-19 Vaccinations: Understanding the Legal Concerns and Best Practices for Community Outreach

Synagogue Management

While guidance is ever-changing, we are sharing information on the latest guidance for gatherings. We will review what we know now and how to take the best practices of infectious disease control and safety measures and put it into practice so we can once again gather and sing together safely.

How can we provide multi-access worship and communal gathering as we head into another season of complicated and ever-changing modalities of synagogue living? In what ways can we shift our thinking about space and time to be equipped to plan holistically for the many choices ahead?


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This workshop is a crash course in Sibelius with a focus on creating lead sheets. We’ll cover setting up new scores, basic note entry, and adding lyrics and chords.