Midwest Region FJMC

MW Region Installation – Sunday, May 17th

SAVE the date: Sunday, May 17 and plan to attend next month’s FJMC Midwest Region Installation of Officers, 2015-17 at Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah in Wilmette, IL. Breakfast, Music Program & Installation.
RSVP’s are needed by Wednesday, May 6 for final program planning/logistics …

FJMC Midwest Region Officer Installation with a Special Musical Performance by Cantor Pavel Roytman


8:50 AM     Wrapping Tefillin

9:00 AM     Shacharit – Lifshitz Chapel @ BHCBE

9:30 AM     Breakfast hosted by BHCBE Men’s Club – (Anthems by Cantor Roytman)

10: 05 AM Brief Business Meeting

  • Call to Order & Rabbi Annie Tucker Introduction  (Michael Greenberg)
  • 2013-2015  Board De-Installation (Rabbi Annie Tucker)
  • 2013-2015  President De-Installation (Rabbi Tucker) followed by five min. presentation (Michael Greenberg)
  • 2015-2017  Board Installation (Rabbi Annie Tucker)
  • 2015-2017  President Installed (Rabbi Annie Tucker) followed by five min. presentation (Norwin Merens)

10:30 AM   Cantor Pavel Roytman Intro (Norwin Merens) & Performance

10:55 AM   Board Photograph & Adjournment

Reservation Form: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name___________________________________________________________ # Attending __________________
Men’s Club___________________

Spouses are welcome to attend.
Return form to Norwin Merens at nmerens@nmmarketingbiz.com
by Wednesday, May 6, 2015 _____________________________________________

Cantor Pavel Roytman    

Cantor Pavel Roytman — who has served as BHCBE’s cantor since 2010 — is a native of Nikolaev, Ukraine. At the age of seven, he was accepted as a piano student to a specialized music school for gifted children. He continued his studies in piano and conducting at the Kaliningrad Music College (Russia) and later at Petrozavodsk State Conservatory.

While in Petrozavodsk, Pavel joined the Klezmer Shpil Orchestra as a soloist. Between 1991 and 1994, Pavel and the Klezmer Orchestra performed extensively throughout Russia, Finland, Norway and Sweden. In 1993, the orchestra made its first recording–“Yiddish Songs” by Klezmer Shpil.

In 1994, Cantor Roytman immigrated to the United States where he obtained his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from DePaul University and Master of Music in Musicology from Northwestern University. Throughout this time he also studied chazzanut with such well-known masters of cantorial art as Hazzan Shlomo Shuster, Hazzan Henry Rosenblum, Hazzan Cory Winter, and Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi. In 2006 Cantor Roytman was certified as a cantor through Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion.

In Chicago, Cantor Roytman has performed as a conductor and a soloist with Kol Zimrah Jewish Community Singers and Queen of All Saints Basilica Choir. He has served as a conductor for Milwaukee Jewish Community Chorale and as an executive director and conductor for Zemer Am, the Chicago’s Annual Festival of Jewish Choral Music. In 2004, Cantor Roytman received a 1st prize in the category of Voice/Cantorial Singing in the 2nd Annual Golden Hanukkiah Competition of Jewry Arts, sponsored by the World Congress of Russian Jewry held in Berlin.

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