Ba’alei Tefillah Seminar

In anticipation of the 5780 High Holidays, the Orthodox Union is pleased to present videos of our series of seminars for Ba’alei Tefillah. This program, the first of its kind, is designed to serve and support those who assume the responsibility of inspiring and leading the Jewish people to connect with Hakadosh Baruch Hu on the most important days of the year. The sentiments in the Hineni prayer remind us of the extraordinary potential of Ba’alei Tefillah, to transform what could be empty ritual by the mitpallelim into true avodah she-ba-lev, with melodies and passion that open the gates of Heaven.

Several dozen chazzanim joined us live for these interactive webinars; we are pleased to now have the opportunity to share the videos with you.

Often, even one special moment on the Yamim Noraim can make a difference in a person’s life. We hope that together we will generate awareness, accuracy, and inspiration that can create life-changing experiences.

For further information, please fee free to contact Rabbi Gedalyah Berger at

Seminar #1: Halakhic Guidance for the Sheliach Tzibbur – Rav Hershel Schachter



Seminar #2: Guidance for Proper Nusach and Tune Choices – Chazzan Yitzy Spinner.


Seminar #3: Views from the Pews: Thoughts from Congregants About Best Practices for a Ba’al tefillah – Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. and Mrs. Yocheved Schacter.


Seminar #4: Divrei Hisorerus – Inspiration for the Chazzan before Rosh Hashanah – Mr. Charlie Harary & Rabbi Mordechai Willig.