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  • Off the Bimah: A Concerted Effort

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    With her slender figure, long, shining strawberry-blonde hair and big hazel eyes, Alison Wissot looks more like a stage ingénue than most people's conceptions of a cantor -- not surprising, since that's what she was 10 years ago.

    Wissot's cantorial career is off to a brilliant...

  • Dean’s Judaism Ties Span Decades

    By Matthew E. Berger

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In the middle of a rowdy rendition of "I Have a Little Dreidel" at the Sobelson family Chanukah party in Concord, N.H., Howard Dean walked in and declared himself the cantor. 

    The Democratic presidential candidate recited the blessings over the candles in near-perfect Hebrew in...

  • Cantor Turns Rabbi to Save Synagogue

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Cantor Mark Goodman was conducting prayers for Valley Beth Israel -- an ailing Conservative congregation that couldn't afford a rabbi -- when he decided that he could make things better.

    Goodman, 43, approached the board of the Sun Valley congregation with a proposition. He told...

  • To Life, L’Chayim

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It was his first pulpit as a cantor, a smallish shul up above Palisades High School. He was just 23.

    Eighteen years later, Kehillat Israel, now the largest Reconstructionist synagogue in the United States, remains Chayim Frenkel's only pulpit, and he and the temple couldn't be...

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  • Music in a Universal Key

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A Turkish-born cantor will bring tunes of his Sephardi heritage to a festival next week celebrating Southern California's religious diversity. Haim Mizrahi, who sings at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel in Westwood, will be the Jewish representative at "A Universal Harmony of Souls:...

  • Orange County County Calendar

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

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  • In Cantor vs. Rabbi, Synagogue Is Victim

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This High Holiday season, leaders of Temple Ner Maarav want people to know that they are still open for business.

    Some might have thought otherwise of the Encino synagogue, which was rocked by a battle that divided members between the shul's rabbi of 19 years and its more recently...

  • Malibu Music Man With Latin Groove

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This High Holy Day season, the congregation at Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue has something to sing about, to the lively and devoted Marcelo Gindlin. Affectionately dubbed "Cantor Marcelo," the Argentine Pied Piper came to the shul two years ago and created a brand-new music...

  • A Cantor’s Reflection

    By Julie G Fax

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When Binyamin Glickman looks around Los Angeles today, he sees his students. And, he is glad to say, they are doing well.

    From 1962 to 1982 Glickman was cantor at Beth Jacob Congregation, a large Orthodox synagogue in Beverly Hills, and the music instructor at Hillel Hebrew Academy...

  • A Psalm for a Singer

    April 15, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    It's tenor time in the Borscht Belt next week. The cantors are coming to the Catskills, close to 400 of them, from Conservative synagogues across the country. With spouses and sundry fans in tow, they'll be descending on Kutsher's Country Club, one of the last of the region's great...
  • Other Voices

    By Sandor Slomovits

    June 18, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    My father has always revered Joe Louis. Asurprising hero, perhaps, for a man born and raised in far-awayHungary. Not the hero one might expect of a Jewish cantor, whose workall his life has been singing liturgy in synagogues. Yet, among themost vivid memories I have from my childhood...

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