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188 North Prospect Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 864-0218

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Meet Cantorial Candidate

March 8, 2017 - March 9, 2017

We are currently engaged in an important process of seeking a fulltime
cantor for Ohavi Zedek, and we are hoping for YOUR participation!

We have three candidates for the position of OZ Cantor coming over the next three weeks. We
hope that you will take the time to come and meet them so that we can have full community
participation in this crucial process that has such a great impact on our shul. See below for
information about when they are coming, links to their music, and times when the whole
community is invited to come meet them.

After the three candidates visit and interview, the committee will make a recommendation to
the board. The whole congregation, however, must vote on the committee and board’s
recommendation. There will be a be a facilitated discussion with time for questions and

We are planning a special all‐congregation meeting to take this vote on Sunday, April 2nd at
9:30 am. Please mark it in your calendars. (More info about that below.)

Below are times when community members are invited in to meet with Cantorial
candidates. Please read the outlined scheduled and come for any part that you are able to
participate in.

March 8‐ 9
Cantor Ben Kintisch is coming. Link to his music here.

March 15‐16
Cantor Steve Zeidenberg is coming. Link to his music here.

March 22‐23
Cantor Sharon Grainer is coming. Link to her music here.

SCHEDULE FOR ALL THREE INTERVIEWS‐‐ check here to see when you can connect with the

4‐5: work with kitah zayin (parents invited as observers)
5‐5:20: music w/ Hebrew School kids (with parents invited)
5:20‐6:00: teach a couple of songs with Hebrew school parents, and then let parents ask
questions (casual interview with Hebrew School families)
6:30: Half hour community sing before minyan (he’ll do a demo of his voice and teach us a
couple songs, open to whole community)
7:00: Cantor lead Minyan (open to whole community)
7:30: ½ hour of Davening, leyning, more song if necessary (open to whole community)

9:30 ‐10 meet with baby playgroup for a sing and shmooze
11:30 am‐12:30 teach a class designed for community members who are retired and/or
flexible with their day schedule

Again, after we meet these three candidates, we will need to have a community vote on the
recommendation of the search committee and board:

Congregational Vote Meeting Sunday April 2nd

Coffee + bagels at 9:30 am.
Discussion to start at exactly 9:45. We will have some discussion and a vote.
If you need a babysitter to participate in this important meeting, RSVP to
Tari: [email protected] and we will make arrangements. (We will also have toys out on the
floor, and kids are‐‐as always‐‐more than welcome to be playing during our meetings! My kiddo
Amos certainly will love the company.)

Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions around this process, either to OZ’s
executive director Grace or Marv Greenberg, chair of the search committee.


March 8, 2017
March 9, 2017
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Ohavi Zedek Synagogue
188 North Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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(802) 864-0218
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