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Music at CBS

CBS Adult Choir

The CBS Adult Choir, aka the C-Flats, is open to all congregants 16 and older.  Rehearsals are generally Tuesday nights, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. While our choir primarily sings during the High Holy Days, they also participate throughout the year in Shabbat Koleinu programs, holiday celebrations, and other opportunities as they arise.  

CBS Klezmer Band

Our Klezmer started in 2014 and is known as the Chai Notes. It is congregant led. Rehearsals are typically Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. They add to the excitement of our musical services and kiddushim. They also play in the community such as at Jewish Heritage Night at the Blue Rocks and are available for hire for your Simchas. Contact Mike for more information. 302.654.4462 or email klezmer@cbswilmde.org.

Current Visiting Cantor

Next up...

Hazzan Joel Lichterman returns

Uniquely qualified, versatile, experienced Cantor with over 35 years of leadership in Jewish communal life in the USA and South Africa, Hazzan Lichterman is Cantor Emeritus at BETH HAMEDROSH HAGODOL-BETH JACOB (BMH-BJ CONGREGATION) in Denver, Colorado. 

He is an accomplished musician and vocalist, extensive knowledge of traditional and contemporary liturgy and musical genres with a widely recognized commitment to professional excellence. A Shaliach Tzibur with an acknowledged ability to inspire congregational engagement across a range of ages and varying observance levels is sure to bring joy to our Shabbat services. 

Join us for Shabbat
Friday, December 3, 6:30 PM
Saturday, December 4, 9:30 AM
In-Person or via Zoom

Upcoming Visiting Cantors


 

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Past Visiting Cantors

September 3 &4
November 19 & 20                                                                                                                                                                               


Cantor Ted Prosnitz 

Cantor Ted Prosnitz resides in the Fairlawn area of New Jersey. The Jewish Theological Seminary of America vested him as a cantor; he also received a master’s degree in sacred music from the seminary. As a chaplain and a cantor, he has worked in communities and congregations in Delaware, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, New York, and New Jersey. 

October 8 & 9
Cantor
Marshall Portnoy

Marshall Portnoy is the Cantor Emeritus of Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, which he has served since 1994. A graduate of Yale, Cantor Portnoy was invested both by the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Hebrew Union College. His two-volume work, The Art of Cantillation, now in its third edition, has for two decades brought the skill and the joy of reading Torah and Haftarah to tens of thousands throughout the globe, and regularly remains among the most popular volumes of Behrman House Publications. His musical works, published by Transcontinental Music Publications, are widely performed throughout the United States, and he is the recipient of frequent commissions. 

Of his CD Songs of Renewal, Debbie Friedman wrote, “Thoughtful and gentle, mindful and kind, this loving soul takes the listener, with every note he sings to a place of hope and calm.” This is the only CD by another composer for which Debbie Friedman wrote liner notes. 

Cantor Portnoy is President of the Susan and Murray Bloom Jewish Music Foundation, which dispenses funds each year for the composition and performance of new Jewish music. He is an instructor at the Barnes Foundation and has undertaken research and given public lectures on Jewish painters at the Foundation (with special emphasis on Pissarro, Modigliani, Soutine, and Pascin). He is also widely acknowledged as a music scholar who “cracked the code” to Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. 

October 29 & 30
December 3 & 4

Hazzan
Joel Lichterman

Uniquely qualified, versatile, experienced Cantor with over 35 years of leadership in Jewish communal life in the USA and South Africa, Hazzan Lichterman is Cantor Emeritus at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel-Beth Jacob (BMH-BJ Congregation) in Denver, Colorado. 

He is an accomplished musician and vocalist, extensive knowledge of traditional and contemporary liturgy and musical genres with a widely recognized commitment to professional excellence. A Shaliach Tzibur with an acknowledged ability to inspire congregational engagement across a range of ages and varying observance levels is sure to bring joy to our Shabbat services. 

November 5 & 6 Rabbi Bronwen Mullin

Ordained as a rabbi, Rabbi Mullin is a trained musician, composer, and arranger, and has served as the Cantor/Chazzan for Congregation Beth Mordecai in Perth Amboy, NJ from 2013-2017, and as Kol Bo (Rabbi and Cantor) for Congregation B'nai Jacob of Jersey City, NJ (2019-2021). While I am well-versed in the traditional Conservative nusach for the Yamim Noraim, I am also a great lover of communal melodies and community singing (after my rabbinic ordination I was a Rising Song fellow with composer and community leader Joey Weisenberg).

November 12 & 13 Cantorial Student
Inacio Schiller

Inácio Schiller was admitted to two important cantorial schools - the Abraham Geiger Kolleg in Berlin and the one at the Jewish Theological Seminary and ultimately chose the one in New York. Sang in the professional choir of the Congregação Israelita Paulista, Latin America’s largest non-orthodox synagogue, and was a cantorial soloist at the Sinagoga Israelita do Brás, also in São Paulo, Brazil

Last Updated: November 29, 2021

Fri, December 3 2021 29 Kislev 5782