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European Cantors Association (ECA)
Director Alex Klein

Bringing together all who love Jewish liturgical music and the power it brings to prayer

The European Cantors Association (ECA)
is an independent organisation established in the United Kingdom in 2012. Patrons are the Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis and cantors Joseph Malovany, Naftali Herstik and Asher Hainovitz.  It is a framework for cantors, prayer leaders and interested lay people to engage in dialogue, training and profile-raising to ensure that the beautiful and unique music of Jewish prayer continues to enhance synagogue services for future generations.

ECA European Cantors Conventions
provide deep learning and generous sharing in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, giving real hope that cantorial music and nusach will remain alive and well throughout the Jewish world. 

essions deal with what is most relevant to the cantor and prayer leader of today.

Teachers and presenters
are chosen for their experience and specialities and are of the highest calibre.

are able to secure professional feedback. Everyone is welcome to sing in informal settings.  

Daily services are held, shacharit, minchah and maariv.

Choral and cantorial services are arranged with local communities and are run according to orthodox practice.

All food served is kosher.

Public events
Shabbat services as well as concerts are open to the public who share the love of synagogue music past, present and future. 

ECA Membership is free.
All who are interested in the music of the synagogue and the role and art of the cantor or prayer leader are welcome to join the European Cantors Association and attend its activities.  
Donations are welcome to support ECA scholarship programme
To make a donation, transfer to ECA Bank: 
Sort code 402014, Account name:  European Cantors Association
Account number 91408429
(International Bank Account Number GB60MIDL40201491408429)

Membership of the European Cantors Association  is free - To join download the membership form

People involved

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis (Chief Rabbi UK and Commonwealth)
Cantor Naftali Herstik (Distinguished Cantor and Head, Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute)
Cantor Joseph Malovany (Distinguished Cantor and Professor New York)
Cantor Asher Hainovitz (Distinguished Cantor, Jerusalem)
International Advisors
Cantor Yechezkel Klang Cantor and Teacher of Chazzanut at the Petach Tikva Cantorial School
Cantor Yaakov Motzen Chazzan at The Shul of Bal Harbour, Florida
Cantor Moshe Schulhof (ל"ז)
Cantor Sol Zim Professor of Jewish Music in New York at the Academy for Jewish Religion
Cantor Naftali Herstik Distinguished Cantor and Head, Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute  
Cantor Asher Hainovitz Distinguished Cantor and Cantor Yeshurun Synagogue, Jerusalem
Cantor Joseph Malovany Distinguished Cantor and Professor, Cantor Fifth Avenue Synagogue, New York
Cantor Aaron Bensoussan
Distinguished Cantor, Toronto.
Maestro Raymond Goldstein
Great Synagogue Jerusalem
Maestro Elli Jaffe Great Synagogue Jerusalem
Professor Eliyahu Schleifer Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Professor Mark Kligman Mickey Katz Professor of Jewish Music at the Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA
Professor Edwin Seroussi Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Rabbinic Supporters
Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis Chief Rabbi UK and Commonwealth
Rabbi Ariel Abel Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation
Rabbi Cantor Danny Bergson St Annes Hebrew Congregation Synagogue
Rabbi Amir Ellituv Sephardi Community South Manchester
Rabbi Jonathan Guttentag Whitefield Hebrew Congregation
Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz Senior Rabbinic International Educator at Ohr Torah Stone 
Rabbi Cantor Lionel Rosenfeld Western Marble Arch Synagogue
Rabbi Cantor Geoffrey Shisler Emeritus Rabbi, New West End Synagogue 
Rabbi Michael Dushinsky, MA, Dr.-Equ. Head of Cantorial School "Mattan-Shirah", Prague 

Executive Committee

Alex Klein ECA co-Founder and Director
Geraldine Auerbach MBE ECA Co-Founder, Communications Director
Adam Caplan Treasurer
Hirsh Cashdan Convention Programme Director
Russell Grossman Webmaster and Assistant Programme Director  
Barbara Rosenberg Hospitality

Web enquiries:

How you can help: If you believe in these activities, please consider making a bequest to the or the 'Julian Klein Memorial Scholarship Fund' via the European Cantors Association.

Page Last Updated 29 December 2020