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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 30, 2023: 12:00pm - 1:00pm - 1:00pm
Pastoral Skills

How do we see these jarring and disorienting moments of our lives as opportunities to build and shape our lives and the lives of others? How can we use these unexpected liminal moments to construct a life of meaning for ourselves and others? Join Rabbi Sherre Hirsch as she enables us to see that it is in these moments of discomfort and change wh...

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...

January 8, 2024 - January 10, 2024

Stay tuned for more information! 


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.


Join us for A Taste of Resetting the Table, with Eyal Rabinovitch: We will introduce participants to a few core principles and one key skill to support conversations across political divides/disagreements, especially on contentious issues.


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?


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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