WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS tonight, community members, congregation and clergy from Congregation Beth El have gathered to honor our great friend, Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, upon her installation as International President of the Cantors Assembly; and
WHEREAS established in 1947, the Cantors Assembly works to secure the past, present, and future of Jewish liturgical heritage through their roles as vibrant, engaging, vital clergy and musical leaders; and
WHEREAS the Hazzan’s installation is an achievement for women, for South Jersey, and for our entire community, as she is one of the first 14 women inducted into the Cantors Assembly, and just the second woman to lead the 650-member body; and
WHEREAS Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro knew from an early age that she would continue her family’s long line of rabbis, cantors and Jewish educators, a journey that brought her to Beth El some 13 years ago; and
WHEREAS Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro is beloved for her neshoma – the spirit she turns toward every person she encounters – and the way she empowers the congregation by encouraging all of its voice to be heard; and
WHEREAS for these reasons and many more, the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill are proud to honor Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro, and to congratulate her on this momentous achievement.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby recognize and formally congratulate
Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro
on her installation as just the second woman to serve as International President of the Cantors Assembly, and do urge all citizens to join with me and the members of Township Council in thanking the Hazzan for her years of service to Congregation Beth El and the entire South Jersey community.