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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.


February 28, 2021: 2:00pm

ISRAEL IN FOCUS (4 Sundays, begins Feb 28)Discover Israel Through Israeli Eyes…VirtuallyFeaturing:PROF. PAUL LIPTZ, Noted Historian: Israel’s Many TribesGIL HOFFMAN, Jerusalem Post Chief Political Correspondent: An Insider’s Look at the March 2021 Israeli ElectionADI NES, Acclaimed Photographer: Issues of IdentitiesRACHEL KORAZIM, Hartma...

March 9, 2021: 1:00am - 2:30pm - 2:30pm

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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.

The free version is called Sibelius First and you can download it by going to and following the instructi...

June 27, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Times and details to be provided soon! June 27-30, 2021 with the ACC Plenary concluding the session on Wednesday, June 30.

June 27, 2022 - July 5, 2022

ACC-GTM Mission to Israel

Tentative Dates are June 27-July 5, 2022


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


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.

Synagogue Management

Talk on Singing Risks and Mitigation With Dr. Ed Septimus. Dr. Septimus can be reached via email here.

This session is open to members in good standing of the ACC and GTM.


Cantor Michael Shochet explains this technology to help make your Zoom services and programs with music more successful. 


The time to get started on making virtual choir videos for the High Holidays is RIGHT NOW! Judy Adelman Gershon and David Gershon will walk us through the steps of making physically-distanced videos for choirs and other ensembles.