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Hazzan Emeritus Perlman Bio

Hazzan Emanuel “Manny” C. Perlman was recently elected Hazzan Emeritus of Chizuk Amuno Congregation after faithfully serving the congregation for twenty-one years.

A  lyric tenor, composer, lecturer, recording artist, Hazzan Perlman has concertized extensively throughout the world and has studied voice with the eminent Prof. William Riley in New York City and with the late Kurt Baum, known as the “generic tenor” of the Metropolitan Opera.  He earned a Bachelors Degree in Music and Voice from Rhode Island College and a Masters Degree in Psychiatric Social Work from Yeshiva University. Hazzan Perlman also attended the Cantors Institute at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Hazzan Perlman was a member of The Cantors Perlman 5 consisting of his late father and three brothers who are all cantors. He has an original healing CD called “Spiritual Ambrosia” on Arabesque Records, a recording entitled “Face to Face” and his most recent recording, “Destination Peace.” He premiered an original composition Achein Yeish with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, sang the tenor solo in Handel’s “Israel in Egypt” with the Handel Choir at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, performed throughout Cuba for the Jewish community and had the tenor role in Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with the Maryland Jewish Chorale Society.

He has lectured on The Aleppo Codex at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C, performed an original show entitled “A Life of Coincidences” at the Players Club in New York City and sang at the Capitol Rotunda for the U.S. National Day of Remembrance Ceremony sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

Hazzan Perlman served for five years as the cantorial representative for the Conservative Movement of Judaism’s Committee on Jewish Laws and Standards and received an Honorary Doctorate in Music at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City.

Hazzan Perlman is the Founder and CEO of Destination Peace International Inc. whose mission is to create harmony throughout the world by bringing people together regardless of religious affiliation or cultural differences through music, conflict resolution, peace curriculum and a universal language. He is married to Janice Jotkowitz  They are the proud parents of Steven, (Deborah), Benjamin, (Bethany), Marc and the proud Bubby and Zayde of Abner, Muriel and Maximilian.

Tue, November 30 2021 26 Kislev 5782