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by Cantor David Berger
May 16, 2018

Prayer for Peace, by Gershon Kingsley

In cantorial school, when we learned the classic settings of Max Helfman and Herbert Fromm of Grant Us Peace we studied how those two masters had seamlessly blended cantorial-esque chant with solidly mid-20th century American harmonies. They were (and are!) textbook examples

Notes Worth Knowing
Cantor Claire Franco
May 7, 2018


Cantor Claire Franco, ACC Vice President of Internal Policy & Administration, delivered an ordination address at the 2018 HUC-JIR graduation in New York.

I am deeply honored and humbled to stand before you on behalf of the American Conference of Cantors.  We welcome you, our newest Cantorial colleagues and share

Notes Worth Knowing
Cantor David Berger
April 8, 2018

ERWIN JOSPE is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think about Jewish music - but his life story and compositional output are more than deserving of our attention and admiration. Born in 1903 in Berlin, Jospe was the editor of Hawa Naschira: Auf! Lasst uns Singen (1935 and reissued in 2001), the last publication of Jewish

Ten Minutes of Torah
Cantor Hollis Schachner
March 9, 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018

It is now almost two weeks since the massacre in Parkland, FL, which is still dominating the headlines, largely due to the outspoken activism of surviving teenage students. While our nation always mourns in shock, the aftermath is different this time and Rabbi Danny and I feel strongly that our TST response needs to

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Cantor Mary Rebecca Thomas
February 20, 2018

On February 8th at 9th, I attended a significant portion of the National Theomusicology and Movement Arts Convening for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. The program brought together about 100 musicians, visual artists, dancers, spiritual leaders, organizers, and documentarians from over 30 states. Participants