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Notes Worth Knowing
Cantor Jason Kaufman
August 9, 2018

Early this summer, I represented the ACC as part of a URJ delegation of clergy, protesting and bearing witness in McAllen, Texas to the atrocity of child detention centers. Alongside distinguished interfaith clergy from around the country, our intention was to shed a light onto the shame that is occurring and articulate our clear opposition to

Notes Worth Knowing
Cantor Steven Weiss
June 25, 2018

Boker Tov!
It feels like I was just here….

One year ago, we gathered in Las Vegas and I stood before you and talked about how the world changed in January of 2016.  All that we thought was right and just was turned on its ear…..a new president came into power from a model that most of us could understand…..A president and

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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