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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. 

Register in advance for this meeting. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing infor...

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...

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?

Technology

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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.

Technology

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.

Politics

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.