Cantor Shim Craemer of Riverdale visited this past Shabbat for consideration as the Chazzan. Made a good impression. A nice voice and a mench par excellence. It seems the nod will probably go to Nati Baram of the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem – a rising superstar in the Cantorial world. Hear him here.
"Luke Ford reports all of the 'juicy' quotes, and has been doing it for years." (Marc B. Shapiro)
"This guy knows all the gossip, the ins and outs, the lashon hara of the Orthodox world. He’s an [expert] in... all the inner workings of the Orthodox world." (Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff)
"This generation's Hillel." (Nathan Cofnas)