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Celebrity MC Noah Aronson

Known for his unique, engaging, and deeply soulful approach, Noah Aronson is considered one of the most sought after Jewish musicians in North America, making over 65 community
appearances each year.

After earning a degree in Jazz Composition and Piano from Berklee College of Music , Noah
held the position of Composer-in-Residence at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, MA where he produced four albums of Jewish communal music with his mentor Cantor Jodi Sufrin.
As a solo musician, he has released three full-length albums and songbooks entitled 'Am I
Awake,' 'Left Side of the Page,' and his latest project 'More Love' featuring his five-member
Israeli Berklee alumni band. Music from these albums are now sung in progressive communities and summer camps worldwide and have been included as part of the curricula in all of the major progressive Cantorial schools in the US.

Noah is currently living in New York City and tours year-round visiting communities nationwide and abroad. In addition to his tour schedule, Noah pursues his love of teaching by serving on the faculty of Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion’s Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music in Manhattan, as well as on the faculty of Jewish music, leadership, ritual, and worship conferences and retreats such as Hava Nashira, Shabbat Shira conferences at OSRUI in Wisconsin, the Wexner Heritage Institute annual retreat in Colorado, and Shirei Hagigah in London, England. www.noaharonson.com

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Judge Cantor Arianne Brown

Arianne Brown is the senior Cantor of Adas Israel Congregation in Washington DC. A New Jersey native, she aspired to be a cantor since the age of eight. Arianne graduated from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Music Education/Voice, and from the Jewish Theological Seminary with a Master of Sacred Music and Master of Arts in Jewish Education. Arianne was a Cantor at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles for 6 years.

She was a featured performer at the Krakow Jewish Music Festival, and a faculty member of Klez Kanada. Movie credits include a role as a jazz singer in Reunited, and appearances in One Hundred Voices: A Journey Home. Arianne was featured in the Cantors Assembly’s The New Faces of the Cantorate. Ari was the author of an advice column entitled Tayere Khaznte (Dear Cantor) for the Forverts. Her trio, Ashira, released an album entitled Suddenly Spirited in 2008, featuring many original compositions. Arianne’s solo album is– Eternal Flame: A Yiddish Love Story, and on behalf of Adas Israel, she produced a children’s recording entitled Shabbat Sing!

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Judge Cory Hecht

Cory Hecht is a singer, beatboxer, teacher, and audio engineer from Long Island, NY. He is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications at KEYhillah, a Jewish a cappella nonprofit. Cory is an alumnus of Tizmoret (the Queens College Hillel Jewish a cappella group), founder of Stay Tuned at SUNY Potsdam, a former member of Shir Soul, and is currently in the process of getting a new group off the ground. He has had the opportunity to perform with American singer-songwriter Josh Groban on Josh’s Summer 2016 tour and often performs with The Maccabeats.

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Judge Aaron R. Dunn

Aaron R. Dunn is the Vocal Music Teacher at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD. He teaches theatre and music, directs productions, and conducts several choirs, including the high school a cappella group Shir Madness. Prior to working at CESJDS, Aaron was Voice Faculty and Director of Opera Workshop at Lincoln University. Aaron has worked nationally and internationally as both a vocalist and stage director with such programs as Oberlin in Italy, Opera Neo, and Pittsburgh Festival Opera. Aaron holds a Bachelor’s in Music in Vocal Performance from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music and a Master’s in Music from the University of Tennessee, where he was a member of the Knoxville Opera Studio.

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Thu, July 18 2019 15 Tammuz 5779