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  • Mural sings a farewell song for cantor

    July 2, 2013 | 12:10 pm

    It is not uncommon for a synagogue to honor a cantor who leaves the congregation. Torahs and plaques adorn the halls of temples around the world paying homage to the influential people who have served them. 

    But the members at Temple Isaiah in West Los Angeles wanted to do...

  • Lifting voices — and hearts — in song at Hava Nashira

    January 25, 2011 | 6:25 pm

    To those who love it, Hava Nashira is less a Jewish summer music workshop and more a calling. Even the name — translated as “come let us sing” — beckons.

    Started in 1992 by Debbie Friedman and Cantor Jeff Klepper, the sessions originally intended to train camp song leaders...