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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

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. – 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
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