Today is July 17, 2018 /

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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

Hazzan Search


Cantor Joel Lichterman Selected as Interim Hazzan

We are pleased to announce that Cantor Joel Lichterman has been selected as our Interim Hazzan beginning in mid-August, as we begin our search for our permanent Hazzan . Rabbi Paul Schneider will continue in a part-time transitional role during the coming year.

Cantor Lichterman has been the Senior Hazzan at Congregation Beth HaMedrosh HaGodol – Beth Joseph in Denver, Colorado from 1995 until this June when he will be named Hazzan Emeritus. An accomplished musician and vocalist with extensive knowledge of traditional and contemporary liturgy, Cantor Lichterman is also known as a gifted teacher of children and adults and an honored professional in the Jewish and musical communities. He received his Cantorial Investiture from the H.L. Miller Cantorial School, Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and received his undergraduate degree in Jewish Studies, Sociology, and Economics from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Cantor Lichterman will be moving to our community in August.

As Hazzan Perlman receives Emeritus status in August and completes his last High Holy Day services in September, Rabbi Paul Schneider will continue in his transitional role assisting with several rabbinical and educational duties, including adult learning and the b’nei mitzvah program, during our year-long search for a permanent Hazzan. Rabbi Gruenberg and Rabbi Wechsler will also be engaged in the b’nei mitzvah program during the transition to ensure that our families are well served.

Jenny Gamliel and Antony Rosen, who are leading our Hazzan Search Committee, welcome your participation and input into the process. Please watch for your opportunity to participate in conversations and surveys. Jenny and Antony may be reached at

Please join us in welcoming Cantor Lichterman to Chizuk Amuno on Saturday, August 25, 2018, as he celebrates his first Shabbat with our community. Please join us for a celebratory Kiddush following services.