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Every year, my family and I head “down the shore” (as we say around here) to spend a week relaxing at the beach. As we cross the bridge separating Ocean City from the rest of New Jersey I can feel the tension leave my shoulders, my heart rate slows, and a stupid grin spreads across my face. Maybe it’s the beach kid in me. The tang of salty airREAD MORE
Early this summer, I represented the ACC as part of a URJ delegation of clergy, protesting and bearing witness in McAllen, Texas to the atrocity of child detention centers. Alongside distinguished interfaith clergy from around the country, our intention was to shed a light onto the shame that is occurring and articulate our clear opposition toREAD MORE
It feels like I was just here….
One year ago, we gathered in Las Vegas and I stood before you and talked about how the world changed in January of 2016. All that we thought was right and just was turned on its ear…..a new president came into power from a model that most of us could understand…..A president andREAD MORE
Prayer for Peace, by Gershon Kingsley
In cantorial school, when we learned the classic settings of Max Helfman and Herbert Fromm of Grant Us Peace we studied how those two masters had seamlessly blended cantorial-esque chant with solidly mid-20th century American harmonies. They were (and are!) textbook examplesREAD MORE
Cantor Claire Franco, ACC Vice President of Internal Policy & Administration, delivered an ordination address at the 2018 HUC-JIR graduation in New York.
I am deeply honored and humbled to stand before you on behalf of the American Conference of Cantors. We welcome you, our newest Cantorial colleagues and shareREAD MORE