Preparation for Chazzonim and Baaley Tefila

An evening of presentations to prepare for Chazzonim and Baaley Tefila for the High Holidays is being sponsored by Cantors World and the Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music, Yeshiva University. Being held at The Jewish Center, 131 West 86th Street, NYC on September 22nds, 8:00pm, the evening features presentations from Cantor Bernard Beer “A Guide to Leading the High Holy Day Service”; Dr. Peak Woo, MD, “Ensuring Vocal Health During a Stressful Season”; and Cantor Abraham Weingarten “Maintaining Vocal Clarity and Strength Throughout Davening”. The evening is bein moderated by Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky and will deal with major issues pertaining to the shliach tzibur, issues of vocal health and maintenacne and ideas for successful delivery and choice of nusach and tunes. There will be a question and answer session following the presentations. Admission $25. Refereshments served. For information and reservations: call 718-851-3226 or visit

Cantor Beer, Director of the Belz School and Executive Vice President of the Cantorial Council of America, has served regularly as a lecturer on Jewish music subjects and outreach seminars throughout the United States and Canada since 1980. He has written articles on Jewish music topics for numerous periodical and journals. Cantor Beer appeared on radio station WFMU’s “JM in the AM” program discussing topics related to synagogue music. He is in the process of updating his soon-to-be-released publications accompanied with audio-cassettes of curriculum utilized at the Belz School.

Dr. Peak Woo is the Grabscheid Voice Center Professor of Otolaryngology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine, and previously has been in academic medicine in Syracuse, Boston University, Tufts University, and most recently Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His research and academic interests includes laryngology and voice disorders, as well as extraesophageal manifestations of reflux laryngitis. Dr. Woo has held many national offices inlcuding in the New York Laryngological Society, and is the past president of the American Bronchoesophagological Association.

Cantor Abraham Wingarten is considered one of the leading voice teachers in the Jewish world. Cantor Weingarten works closely with some of the most well known ENTs in the United States in research and advancement of vocal technique. His students include many of today’s most prestigious cantors and performers. Cantor Weingarten serves as the cantor of Young Israel of Hillcrest and also teaches in Lakewoord and in NY.