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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

Hazzan Search

After an extensive search, the Hazzan Search Committee has selected two candidates for weekend visits.  Please join us as we welcome:
· Cantor Randy Herman of Bet Torah in Mount Kisco, New York (View Cantor Herman’s bio here)
Friday, February 21st- Sunday, February 23rd
· Cantor Malachi Kanfer of Congregation B’nai Jacob in Woodbridge, Connecticut (View Cantor Kanfer’s bio here)
Friday February 28th- Sunday March 1st
Below, please find a detailed schedule of your opportunities to meet and engage with the candidates. While they will also teach in Rosenbloom Religious School, Krieger Schechter Day School, Goldsmith Early Childhood Center, and will spend time with our synagogue’s staff and lay leaders, we are delighted to introduce them to the full Chizuk Amuno community at the following times:
Friday, February 21st and 28th
7:30-8:45 a.m. – Morning minyan in the Hoffberger chapel with breakfast to follow  
5:30-6 p.m. – Oneg Shabbat meet and greet in the Stulman Auditorium lobby
6-7:15 p.m. – Musical Shir Shabbat service in the Stulman Auditorium
Saturday, February 22nd and 29th
9:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Shabbat morning services in the main sanctuary
10:30 a.m. – Family Shabbat service in Hoffberger chapel
10:30 a.m. – Torah for Tots in the Library Beit Midrash
12:30-2 p.m. – After lunch with the congregation, singing and answering your questions in the Hoffberger chapel 
Sunday, February 23rd and March 1st
11:15-12:15 p.m. – Question and answer session with the congregation in the Esterson Auditorium
While no RSVP’s are required for the events, we hope that you will attend as much as your schedule allows and that you encourage family and friends to join as well. And finally, kindly remember to complete the community survey that will be distributed at the conclusion of each candidate visit. It is this vital input that will help the search committee determine a candidate’s suitability for our Chizuk Amuno community.
The committee has decided to bring these two candidates to the congregation and schools for a weekend to see if they embody the traits and characteristics that our community indicated it wants in our next Hazzan. The committee is eager for all of the members of the Chizuk Amuno community to engage with the candidates in conversation, song, prayer and learning and believe that this extended weekend visit will provide an opportunity for you to help us evaluate each candidate. We look forward to deepening this process with our entire community.  
As always, we welcome your questions and comments at
With thanks for your continued participation,
Jenny Gamliel and Joel Suldan
Hazzan Search Committee Chairs
Chizuk Amuno Hazzan Search Committee members:
Sandy Abramoff, Rabbi Marci Jacobs, 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 and Charlee Sterling