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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

Hazzan Search

Dear Chizuk Amuno community,
As the Cantors Assembly opens the 2019-2020 placement season and the search for our next Hazzan moves back into a more visible phase of its work, we pause for a moment to update you on the search committee’s most recent efforts and our next steps.
Throughout the summer and early fall, the committee focused its work into two areas: 1 – a careful re-examination of the cantorial and musical needs of our community and, 2 – identification of potential candidates. In order to re-examine our needs in light of what we learned in the first year of the search, the committee carefully reviewed our application to the Cantors Assembly and the position description. We found that we had room to reflect even more accurately who we are and what we want from our next Hazzan . The second area of work, identification of potential candidates, pushed us to look at Jewish musical leadership in North America and beyond. We are grateful to many of you who sent us names of Hazzanim to “check out” as we think about our musical future.  Please continue to send us names of Hazzanim who you think might be a good match for Chizuk Amuno, or encourage them to contact us directly. In addition, most of the information submitted to the Cantors Assembly is posted on the Hazzan search page of the Chizuk Amuno website.
As for time frame, like last year, the committee will vet and interview candidates throughout the late fall and early winter. By early spring, we look forward to presenting the best of those candidates to the community of Chizuk Amuno and its schools. We look forward to your engagement in this process and encourage you to share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions at
With thanks for your continued participation,
Jenny Gamliel and Joel Suldan
Hazzan Search Committee Co-Chairs
Chizuk Amuno Hazzan Search Committee members:
Sandy Abramoff, Marci Aronchick, Yifaat Asher, Marc Attman, Jay Baraban, Jerry Buxbaum, Jeff Cooper, Arnie Feiner, Judy Gerstenblith, Barry Gittlen, Bob Hallock, Jane Kahn, Rena Lapidus, Laura Reaven, Erika Schon, Meira Silverstein, Jeff Snyder, Charlee Sterling, Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg, President Sandi Moffet, Executive Director Glenn Easton