Cantors Sing JVS Chicago’s Praises


American Conference of Cantors
1305 Remington Road, Suite D
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4820
Phone: 847-781-7800
Fax: 847-781-7801

The American Conference of Cantors, a professional organization of more than 500 Reform Jewish cantors based in Schaumburg, needed clerical help and turned to JVS Chicago.  Rachel reported that the organization’s first experience with JVS Chicago was a good one.

“Our organization was looking for a reliable, personable, well-trained administrative staff person who would fit into the culture of the organization,” said Roth.  Her association is made up of cantors, who are Jewish clergy in charge of the musical elements of synagogue services. They also work with rabbis to educate and lead congregations.

With JVS Chicago’s help, ACC found someone to fill what Roth describes as an “extremely varied job description. This person supports our director of placement and is responsible for our accounts receivables and correspondence.”

The ACC, like many non-profit membership organizations, has some staff who work online and by telephone, a situation that required some getting used to for a new hire.

“When she needed a little extra training,” said Roth, “JVS had opportunities that assisted her to gain more confidence in her role.  Since then, she has adapted very well to our unusual working environment and has really become a part of the ACC family. We value her continued commitment to our organization.”

Working with JVS Chicago, Roth said, saved the cantors’ association significant time and effort.

“We did not have to go through the process of placing an ad online on a job board and wading through hundreds of applications from people who aren’t qualified or don’t understand our organization,” she said. “The pre-screening process was extremely helpful in the interviewing and eventual hiring process.”

Roth said that there even was an unforeseen benefit from using JVS Chicago – “We have forged a relationship with the greater Jewish community through our relationship with JVS.”

And vice versa – Roth introduced JVS Chicago to CASA, the Chicago Association for Synagogue Administration.

“I was able to bring together about a dozen CASA members for a meeting at the JVS office in Northbrook,” she said, “where they had the opportunity to learn about the new toll-free number (855-INFO-JVS) and all of the other services available to employers in the community.”

Roth used two words to describe ACC’s experience with JVS Chicago:  “very fulfilling.”

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