Baal Tefillah training for the Yomim Noraim


Dear Participant,

Thank you for participating in the OU Baal Tefillah Boot Camp. We hope you found success as a chazzan and had a meaningful Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Thank you to the UJA-Federation of New York for their generous financial support and to the Rabbinical Council America for their partnership in making this program a success. We are so glad to have joined you on this brief but inspiring journey – may our collective tefillot merit a shanah tovah u-metukah for the entire tzibbur.

Rabbi Gedalyah Berger, Adult Education Coordinator Department of Synagogue Services, Orthodox Union Chazzan

Yitzy Spinner, Great Neck Synagogue

Yehuda Friedman, Associate Director, Department of Synagogue Services Orthodox Union


The Pepa and Rabbi Joseph Karasick Department of Synagogue Services present the “Baal Tefillah Boot Camp,”  an online training program for individuals to improve their skills and presence as Shlichei Tzibbur for Yomim Noraim.

The Baal Tefillah Boot Camp is funded in part through a generous grant by the UJA-Federation of New York and in partnership with the Rabbinical Council of America.

The training sessions are led by Chazzan Yitzy Spinner of Great Neck Synagogue and Rabbi Gedalyah Berger, project coordinator.