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Notes (♫) from the Cantor

04/04/2023 03:34:52 PM


Cantor Janece Cohen

When you ask a cantor to do a “Blog,” you’ve got to know that they will talk about one of two things: music or liturgy. I want to talk about both. I have had an excellent feeling for the last half a year that members of Kol Ami are starting to feel more comfortable with the merging traditions of our legacy congregations. We are using prayerbooks from both legacy Or Chadash and Temple Emanu El.   It is very important to the clergy...Read more...

What is Taharah?

03/08/2023 02:06:10 PM


A Mitzvah that is unlike any other…

What is Taharah? It is the tradition of washing and preparing our dead for burial. To be honest, I never paid attention to this until my mother passed away. When I learned the details, I decided to help prepare my mom. It was an amazing experience. Six women donned protective garments, ritually washed their hands, and then lovingly washed my...Read more...

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