We wish a Chag Sameach and a dry Sukkot to everyone. Your cantors have been working hard in the synagogue over the High Holyday period. Thank you for your support for them.
Please now continue that support as we head into the eight days of Sukkot and Simchat Torah (nine days outside Israel).
FIVE DAZZLING UK CANTORS - 5TH OCTOBER
Off the back of our very successful 'Voice of the Cantor' series which ran over Spring and Summer 2021, European Cantors are now gearing up for a major new series in the Autumn and Winter. More news about that very soon.
But we start the Autumn/Fall with a presentation by cantorial expert David Prager and ECA Director Alex Klein on '5 Dazzling UK Cantors' in junction with Edgware United Synagogue.
Join on Zoom meeting 377 543 5988 Password 101203.
Catch Up With The Acclaimed 'Voice Of The Cantor' Series
ECA has received many plaudits for
our first 'Voice of the Cantor' series, which ran from March to July. This first series ran over 11 sessions and covered a number of contemporary issues for the cantorate today. You can catch up with the first series here.
We will be announcing our second series of Voice of the Cantor after the High Holydays.
First Night Selichos Live Recordings
If you didn't manage to attend a service online for First Night Selicos this year, here's a catch up of a diverse sample:
Hampton Synagogue, US - Cantor Netanel Herstik (Highlights): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAX7vSQBSQM
Edgware United Synagogue, UK - Cantor Yossi Schwartz : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe_ZKHjNTQ
Shabbaton Choir, UK - Rabbi Cantor Lionel Rosenfeld and Cantor Johnny Turgel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfCysPDdJOU
Park East Synagogue, US - Chief Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb2PWdwj4wI
Central Synagogue NYC, US - Cantor Dan Mutlu & Student Cantor Shani Ben-Or : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9wNlt3N6kU
Temple Israel Charlotte, US - Cantor Shira Lissek : https://youtu.be/UMh7MFmiU00
Western Marble Arch, UK - Cantor Yossi Muller : https://www.facebook.com/westernmarblearch/videos/535269790924562
ECA Summer Newsletter Published
ECA's Summer Newsletter is now out. ECA Director Alex Klein reveiws the recent 'Voice of the Cantor' series; Daniel Tunkel asks "Do we need a synagogue choir?"; and Cantor Beny Maissner reflects on the European Cantors Conventions - across the spectrum of Jewish denominations.
Go here to hear the recording of 'From Shtibl to Pirchei Kodesh' with
<-- Cantor Benjamin Maissner
Cantor Emeritus of Holy Blossom Temple of Toronto and teacher and performer
talking to Alex Klein -->
Director of the European Cantors Association on his cantorial journey and philosophy
Recorded live on June 8th.