Cantors Assembly

For Cantors, Season Of Their Discontent

Glimmers of hope amid loss of nusach tradition and cantorial positions.

09/07/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

Like musical Johnny Appleseeds, Cantors Bernard Beer and Sherwood Goffin have spent the last two years traveling the Modern Orthodox countryside — from the Five Towns of Long Island to Bergen County to Highland Park, N.J., and beyond — trying to replant the seeds of an art form that is fast disappearing from American synagogues.

Cantor Sherwood Goffin: In tune or out of touch with today’s synagogue?

Lift Every Voice

05/06/1998
Associate Editor
New York, city of the big voices, will sing a little louder next week as 450 Conservative cantors, the largest body of hazzanim in the world, celebrate their 50th anniversary here with a five-day convention and festival of what the cantors call “Jewish soul music.
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