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Cohen was the son of a cantor, or worship leader, at a Philadelphia synagogue.
Visiting families fell in love with the city, said Slive, who hosted internationally famous Jewish cantor Alberto Mizrahi for the opening ceremony at Bartow Arena.
Bolts was ordained as a cantor in June 2016 at Hebrew College in Newton, Mass.
This program will re-create the all-Bach program that Felix Mendelssohn played in 1840 at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany, where Bach served as cantor from 1723-1750.
An organ player upstairs and a cantor provided the music as Klinzing read from St. John, St. Paul and Revelations.
Alyssa performed in many operatic productions at Baldwin Wallace and also cantors at Holy Family Church in Parma.
The bride, 33, is the cantor at Beth David Reform Congregation in Gladwyne, Pa.
Judge O'Neill had been a communicant, lector and cantor at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Fallston, and in 1983 had been ordained a deacon by Archbishop William D. Borders.
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The cantor is, after the rabbi, the most important figure in a Jewish worship service. A cantor not only must possess an excellent singing voice but also must know by heart long passages of Hebrew. Cantors such as Jan Peerce and Richard Tucker became international opera stars. The comedian and singer Edward Israel Iskowitz renamed himself Eddie Cantor for his original profession and became enormously popular on stage, screen, radio, and television for over 40 years.
Origin and Etymology of cantor
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Definition of cantor for English Language Learners
: a person who sings and leads people in prayer in a Jewish religious service
: a person who leads a group of singers in a church
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