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The Delaware Valley and New Jersey Regions are excited to announce our annual retreat in Atlantic City, NJ. 

AUGUST 10th and 11th 


Atlantic City

This will offer a wonderful opportunity for camaraderie, fun, concertizing as well as learning from our esteemed colleague Hazzan Henry Rosenblum.  Our retreat will take place on AUGUST 10th and 11th in Atlantic City and Margate. Our 10th annual retreat will feature a concert at Ralph Goren’s shul in Margate.  For the 6th year in a row we’re having the NEW JERSEY REGION as our co-sponsor and both the Delaware Valley ensemble and NJ ensembles will be singing together under the direction of Sheldon Levin. All attendees are welcome to sing in the ensemble.  

In addition to our sessions with Henry Rosenblum, we have the opportunity to hear from Steve Stein, Executive Vice President Cantors Assembly and Nancy Abramson, Director H.L. Miller Cantorial School.  

Registration price of $85/person covers all meals and supplies.


Atlantic City Night

Caesars Hotel is offering us a bargain rate of $134.26/room, single or double occupancy (all taxes included) and is willing  to extend your stay at that rate should you wish to stay through  Thursday night (NOT applicable to the Saturday night before.)  Please call the hotel directly at   609-348-4411.  Each individual must identify themselves with the Cantors Assembly and Group code:  LC08CT4, in order to receive the discounted conference rate. The deadline for both reservations with Caesars and with us is July 18 - after that the room rate cannot be guaranteed.  

You can also register online with the following link: www.totalrewards.com/hotel-reservations?propCode=CAC&groupCode=LC08CT4

Hoping to see you in AC!

Ralph Goren and Arlyne Unger, co-chairs

cantoralph@gmail.com; hazzanatu@aol.com

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can-tor [kan-ter, -tawr] —noun

Definition: In Judaism a cantor, also known as a chazzan or hazzan, is the person who leads the congregation in prayer. 
Cantors play an important role in Jewish religious life because music is an important part of Jewish prayer services.

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A variety of cantorial schools offer degrees for people preparing for a career in the cantorate. Professional cantors are ordained clergy.


These cantors work together with synagogue rabbis to lead and educate members of the congregation. The primary role of these cantors is to lead prayer services. If the synagogue has a choir, the cantor will work with them. In addition, professional cantors are generally charged with teaching members of the congregation how to participate in prayer services and read from the Torah. In this role, they often prepare children for their bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies and teach adult education classes. Furthermore, professional cantors will often perform pastoral duties such as conducting weddings, baby namings, funerals and unveilings.

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