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Cantor Joel Caplan
Congregation Agudath Israel

Cantor Caplan grew up in Iowa City, Iowa. In addition to his daily responsibilities at CAI, he conducts the Kol Dodi Community Jewish Choir (along with Cantor Erica Lippitz), as well as the Tov M’od Children’s Choir, the HaZamir NJ Teen Choir, and has served as conductor of the New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble. He has created choral arrangements of more than one hundred Jewish songs, and has toured Europe and America as part of the Zamir Chorale of Boston. Cantor Caplan was sent by Jewish groups to teach refuseniks in Moscow, and to Israel to raise morale during the Iraqi Scud attacks. Cantor Caplan served for several years on the staff of Camp Ramah as well as the staff of the North American Jewish Choral Festival, and has been, since 1994, an instructor at the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Cantorial Training Program in New York City. He and his wife, Nancy, are the proud parents of Ilan, Simona and Tamar. 

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June 24,2024 /  18 Sivan 5784