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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.

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

December 6, 2021: 2:00pm
Technology

Have questions about TropeTrainer? Take this opportunity to spend some time with Hazzan Daniel Friedman of Hazzan Solutions--developers of the new TropeTrainer--checking out the new software and learning how to sign up. 

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December 16, 2021: 12:00pm
Liturgy

Co-sponsored with theCentral Conference of American Rabbis and the Association of Reform Jewish EducatorsWith Sonja Pilz, Sarah Grabiner, and Vanessa Ehrlich.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

12:00–1:00 PM ETRegistration Link

B’chol L’vavcha by Rabbi Harvey Fields is now in its third edition and clearly has an enduring impact. We...

January 3, 2022 - January 6, 2022

ACC-CA-GTM Midwinter Retreat in Palm Springs, CA

Join the ACC/CA/GTM for our annual Midwinter Retreat, hosted this year January 3-5 (Monday through Wednesday). Enjoy two-and-a-half days of gathering with a focus on professional development, music-sharing, tefillot, social gatherings & more. We are thrilled that many of us will be reun...

January 11, 2022: 10:00am - 11:15am - 11:15am
Politics

Are you concerned about polarization in your personal or communal life? How do identities and group norms drive polarization? How can we grow in our own abilities to listen to multiple perspectives and work with others across divides? Rabbi Rachel Schmelkin from the One America Movement will teach about the science of polarization and the ways i...

January 13, 2022: 1:00pm - 2:15pm - 2:15pm
Politics

Are you concerned about polarization in your personal or communal life? How do identities and group norms drive polarization? How can we grow in our own abilities to listen to multiple perspectives and work with others across divides? Rabbi Rachel Schmelkin from the One America Movement will teach about the science of polarization and the ways i...

January 25, 2022: 12:30pm - 2:00pm - 2:00pm

Save the dates for this four-part program

January 25, February 8, February 22, and March 8, 2022

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST

Moral Voices: Enabling white clergy to acknowledge their positional power and use their moral voices to address oppression inside our Jewish communities

For those of us who are white Jews, the deep...

Liturgy

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?

Musicology

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.

Liturgy

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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Technology

Accessing Yammer from your PC or Laptop:

Politics

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...

Technology

Watch this 20 minute video for some tips on navigating the ACC's Yammer network.