Beth Jacob Ready For A New Cantor
The current cantor is old school. I think the shul is ready for someone new. I think they want more congregational singing. Most Jews I know prefer congregational singing to listening to a cantorial solo. Dennis Prager in particular is a big advocate of congregational singing.
Bath Jacob’s current cantor, Netanel Baram, is looking for a new position. I thought he was headed for Germany but that is not final and it may not work out.
About Luke Ford
Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977.
He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging.
Living by Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com), he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes.
In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles.
His personal Alexander Technique website is Alexander90210.com.
Luke is the author of five books, including:
» The Producers: Profiles in Frustration
» Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism