Launch of the ‘Conversations on Zoom’

Tuesday 23 June 2020
09:00 Los Angeles / 12:00 New York / 17:00 London / 18:00 Hannover / 19:00 Jerusalem time

Dr Naomi Cohn Zentner
Head of the MA program in Jewish music at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies
in dialogue with
Professor Eliyahu Schleifer
Professor Emeritus of Sacred music and former director of the School of Sacred music at Hebrew Union College’s Jerusalem Institute of Religion.

Their conversation will be about Sailing Through Long Liturgical Texts: Ashkenazi Cantorial Renditions of Malchuyot, Zichronot, and Shofarot on Rosh Hashanah. When they have explored this together, they will invite discussion from all who have tuned in to listen to the Conversation.

Tuesday 30 June 2020
09:00 Los Angeles / 12.00 New York / 17:00 London / 18:00 Hannover / 19:00 Jerusalem time

Cantor Matthew Austerklein
Beth El Congregation, Akron, Ohio
in dialogue with
Cantor Abraham Lubin
Past-President of the Cantors Assembly  on sixty-five years as a cantor across three continents. Cantor Lubin is a graduate of Jews College (UK) under Leo Bryll.


To hear about these conversations and to tune in, and to arrange your own COZ, you will need to join the Forum’s Jewish Music Group. This is free and based at the academic network Humanities Commons (HC). To join the conversation with the log-in details go to



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