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Patrons: Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis; Cantor Naftali Herstik, Cantor Joseph Malovany, Cantor Asher Hainovitz


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).


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.

VOC Screen ShotCatch 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.


Additional Resources:

JVocals is an innovative Israeli startup designed to boost the revival of Jewish music, with an emphasis on cantorial art.
For cantors who want to list and directly promote their services there are no registration fees:

Links to other cantorial-related sites

Shuls With A Cantor In The United Kingdom (please advise of any changes)

Layaning in English

About ECA:

ECA is an independent organisation, based on orthodox tradition and convention but open to all who are interested in the music of the synagogue and the role and art of the cantor.

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ECA was officially launched on 2 July 2012 at the 7th Annual European Cantors' Convention Manchester UK 2 - 5 July 2012,
by Cantor Joseph Malovany of the 5th Avenue Synagogue New York.

Cantor Malovany is also Professor of Liturgical Music at Yeshiva University and co-Director of the Moscow Academy for Liturgical Music.

Last Updated 18th September 2021