We welcome you and your family to continue to learn and pray with us each day in ways that we believe will elevate your search for meaning and deepen your faith.
We also invite you to keep in touch, reach out to us in times of need, and stay informed as we explore together the challenges and responses to COVID-19 through a Jewish lens.
Although our campus is temporarily closed, our community and all that we are able to offer at this time remain available and open to you in new and exciting ways. Some of our current offerings are listed below. May we all enjoy in peace, community, and good health!
Cantor Randy Herman
Descended from performing vaudevillian grandparents on one side, and off-the-boat Eastern European Orthodox Jews on the other, Cantor Randy Herman seemed destined to integrate the worlds of musical performance and Judaism. After growing up in Grand Rapids, MI, and attending the University of Michigan, he worked briefly as an actor before pursuing music full-time. As a pianist/singer/songwriter, he has performed live and in the studio in a wide variety of contexts, both in the US and abroad. His cantorial training includes a year of study in Jerusalem, where he sang in the Great Synagogue choir, and a Masters degree/cantorial investiture from the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC. Cantor Herman has led services and performed concerts for enthusiastic congregations & audiences in synagogues throughout the US, Europe, and Israel. Since 2007, he has served as the cantor of Bet Torah in Mt. Kisco (Westchester), NY, considered one of the most vibrant shuls in the Conservative movement. His original Jewish songs can be widely heard in synagogues and on recordings. He and his wife Nicole are the proud parents of Kaya, who turns two in April.
Cantor Randy Herman of Bet Torah in Mount Kisco, New York Friday, February 21st- Sunday, February 23rd
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 are delighted to introduce them to the full Chizuk Amuno community at the following times:
Friday, February 21st 7:30-8:45 a.m. – Morning minyan in the Hoffberger chapel with breakfast to follow 5:30-6 p.m. – OnegShabbat meet and greet in the Stulman Auditorium lobby 6-7:15 p.m. – Musical Shir Shabbat service in the Stulman Auditorium
Saturday, February 22nd 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 12:30-2 p.m. – After lunch with the congregation, singing and answering your questions in the Hoffberger chapel
Sunday, February 23rd 11:15-12:15 p.m. – Question and answer session with the congregation in the Esterson Auditorium