100 Voices: A Journey Home DVD

$25.00

100 Voices: A Journey Home is a compelling and moving musical documentary that uniquely tells the history of Jewish culture in Poland. It highlights the current resurgence of Jewish culture through the personal reflections and musical selections of a group of cantors and acclaimed composer Charles Fox ("Killing Me Softly", "I Got A Name", and many more) who made an important historical mission to the birthplace of Cantorial music.

Price: $25.00

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July 3 - 14, 2016

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Celebrate Sephardic culture and song, with special CA Concerts and Events throughout. Tour the world famous Prado Museum & stroll through beautiful Retiro Park in Madrid. Visit the Grand Toledo Cathedral & the Transito Synagogue in the Imperial City of Toledo. Enjoy a special Ladino program at Casa De Sefarad in Cordoba. Visit the Moorish Alcazar Palace & the Old Jewish Quarter in Seville. Tour the Alhambra Palace, where the expulsion decree was signed in 1492. In Grenada Discover the works of Gaudi, including the massive Segrada Familia & Guell Park. Walk in the steps of the ancient synagogue in Barcelona. Visit the former Jewish center of Gerona Enjoy a visit to the lovely medieval towns of Banyoles & Besalu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Cantors

Definition

cantor
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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