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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.


April 18, 2023: 12:00pm
ACC Member Support and Services

Join Cantor Erin Frankel, ACC Director of Member Services, and a panel of colleagues who have negotiated their contracts to hear an overview of what goes into these contracts and how some of our colleagues have navigated the process. If you are within 15 years of retirement, you will learn from this session! Contact Erin with any questions, efra...

May 10, 2023: 12:00pm
Synagogue Management

Save the Date: Financial Literacy for Cantors with Cantor Jamie Marx and Cantor Erin Frankel

Come learn about a few key financial literacy topics that are particularly important for cantors. We’ll be focusing primarily on parsonage and how it works; the ACC’s 403(b) Retirement Plan and why it’s so important; and personal debt (including s...

June 26, 2023 - June 28, 2023

Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA: June 26-28, 2023 (ACC Board Meeting on June 29, 2023)

Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CaliforniaJoin us June 26-28, 2023 for the long-awaited San Diego convention. Relax, heal, learn, engage, and be inspired with colleagues and friends, old and new. Throughout the convention, we will explore the...


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.