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Cantor Neil Newman

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Beth El Synagogue

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Beth El Synagogue

Center 1324 North Avenue

New Rochelle, New York 10804

United States

Company Description

Beth El prides itself on being a welcoming synagogue. The following are a sampling of policies designed to make interfaith families feel included. In defining policies, engaged diverse members of our community in dialogue, learned from other synagogues lo ... more

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Background Information


Cantors Assembly Inc

Chairman of the Certification Committee
American Conference of Cantors



Temple University

Bachelor of Sacred Music

Religious Education

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion


Educational Administration and Supervision

Syracuse University


Religious Education

Syracuse University


Religious Education

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

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After certification, Cantor Abrams assumed the title of Associate Cantor until Cantor Newman's retirement in 2007.

Cantor Newman joined the Beth El staff in 1980 after serving congregations in Philadelphia and Syracuse. In addition to his Bachelor of Sacred Music and Cantorial Investiture from the School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, he holds an M.A. in Religious Education and a Doctorate in Educational Administration and Supervision from Syracuse University. Cantor Newman supervises and teaches in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Programs both for our young students as well as adults. He is advisor to the Beth El Music and Arts (BEMA) and the Lihyot B'kesher (College-Age Keep-In-Touch) committees. He served for eight years as chairman of the American Conference of Cantors Certification Committee, mentoring candidates through studies leading to cantorial certification. Cantor Newman is married to Saranee.

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Cantor Neil Newman is a graduate of Temple University (BA), Gratz Hebrew College (Bachelor of Hebrew Literature) and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where he received his Bachelor of Sacred Music (BSM) and MA in Religious Education. He studied voice in the Department of Music at Temple University and with Mario Reubini Reichlin of New York City. In 1979, Cantor Newman concluded a Doctorate in Educational Administration and Supervision at Syracuse University, and in 2000 was the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Music from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He is a member of the Cantors' Assembly as well as the American Conference of Cantors, having chaired its Cantorial Certification Committee from 1992-2002.
Cantor Newman served congregations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Syracuse, New York before moving to Minneapolis in 1980 where he has been Cantor of Beth El Synagogue for thirty years. He is currently Cantor Emeritus, having retired in 2009. As baritone soloist, he has performed Ernest Bloch's Sacred Service with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble as well as with the Minnesota Center Chorale.
In the fall of 1990-1991, Cantor Newman spent a semester on sabbatical studying at the Hebrew University and teaching at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. He has taken sabbaticals in Israel, and then short one-month residencies with congregations in Hawaii and North Carolina and later in Idaho and Vermont, for which he taught classes in Torah reading skills and Jewish Music History, conducted Shabbat services and performed a concert of Jewish music.
Cantor Newman is married to Saranee Newman who also recently retired as Director of Community Outreach of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Duluth News Tribune | 02/24/2005 | Concert mines richness of Jewish musical traditions [cached]

To assist with Hebrew phonetics and transliteration, Wold enlisted cantor Neil Newman of Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park, Minn. Arrowhead Chorale will perform the "Judaism Sings" program at Beth El on Sunday, and several synagogue musicians will join the performance.

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