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UAHC Announces Affiliation of American Conference of Cantors, Mostly Reform

The Union of American Hebrew Congregations (Reform) has announced the affiliation of the American Conference of Cantors, an organization of 160 members, 90 percent of whom serve in Reform congregations. Earl Morse, chairman of the board of trustees of the UAHC, said the application for affiliation was approved at the last semi-annual meeting of the board. Application was made in a letter to Mr. Morse by Cantor Alex Zimmer, Conference president, who said it could “best serve the cause of Jewish music by being an integral part of the Reform Jewish movement. All of the members are graduates of the School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion or have been certified by it.”