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Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 10:00 am

Hazzan Bernard Savitz, who served as the cantor of Har Zion Congregation in Scottsdale for 11 years, is now the spiritual leader of Congregation Shomrei Torah, a traditional, egalitarian, independent congregation in Scottsdale.

Savitz, whose last day at Har Zion was June 30, is a graduate of the Talmudical Academy of Baltimore, Yeshiva College, the James Striar School of Jewish Studies, and the Cantorial Training Institute, all in New York. He also spent a year at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel, studying opera and music theory. He is an ordained hazzan with the Cantors Assembly, a member of the Guild of Temple Musicians, a lifetime associate member of the American Conference of Cantors and a member of the Jewish Ministers Cantors Association.

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