Cantor Penny Kessler

Cantor Penny Kessler is the cantor of the United Jewish Center in Danbury, CT.

A Cantor Goes to the Movies

Cantor Penny Kessler

When I was a kid, there was nothing better than hanging out on the couch on Saturday afternoons watching movies. I loved gladiator films, British horror flicks, westerns, and movies about faraway places. I had a massive kid crush on the god-like actors, and I desperately hoped to grow up to look like Joan Collins.

The Music of Yizkor

Cantor Penny Kessler

Eighteen years ago, when I first led Yizkor on Yom Kippur at my current synagogue, I admit to having been startled by an exodus from the pews.