Special Features

Cantors on Record

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The Cantors Assembly in partnership with Milken Archive of Jewish Music and the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music presents Cantors on Record. Beginning Monday, October 26 at 8:00 PM ET, the program will feature live interviews with the artists and the music they recorded along with archival photos. It will be hosted by Hazzan Elizabeth Shammash and Dr. Mark Kligman, Director of The Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music and Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

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Schedule and Guests

October 26, 2020: Introduction to the Milken Archive with Curator Jeff Janeczko, Ph.D.


November 2, 2020

Alberto Mizrahi

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Born in Greece to a Sephardi family that emigrated soon afterward to the United States, Cantor Alberto Mizrahi has distinguished himself as an exponent of the Ashkenazi cantorial tradition. He is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Cantors Institute (now the H. L. Miller Cantorial School), where he studied with Hazzan David Kusevitsky as well as with numerous other leading figures in Jewish music.

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Recordings Featured in Episode

Hin'ni from Mussaf Service for Rosh Hashanah

Un'taneh tokef from Mussaf Service for Rosh Hashanah

Emet ve'emuna by Joshua Lind

Klezmer Rondos by Paul Schoenfield

Celestial Dialogues by Ofer Ben-Amots

El melekh yoshev by Samuel Adler

Shofar blasts: Hayom harat olam from Mussaf Service for Rosh Hashanah

More on Alberto Mizrahi

A Spiritual Legacy
Fathers and Jewish Music: Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi's Story


November 9, 2020: Hazzan Meir Finkelstein


November 16, 2020: Hazzan Roz Barak


November 23, 2020: Hazzan Elizabeth Shammash


November 30, 2020: Hazzan Simon Spiro


December 7, 2020: Hazzan Charles Osborne


December 14, 2020: Hazzan Raphael Frieder


December 21, 2020: Hazzan Aaron Bensoussan


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About the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music

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The Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music was established in 2017 to advance the field. Building upon the work of the Milken Archive of Jewish Music (founded in 1990), it serves as an academic partner to the archive.

About the Cantor's Assembly

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The Cantors Assembly promotes the profession of the Cantorate, serving our members and their congregations by supporting our colleagues in their roles as vibrant, engaging, vital clergy and musical leaders.

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