Hazzan David Tilman Receives Honorary Doctorate from Gratz College

“Hazzan Tilman, a Juilliard School graduate and former Jewish Exponent music columnist, is completing a five-year tenure as adjunct associate professor at The Jewish Theological Seminary’s cantorial school in New York. He is also director of the adult chorus of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, and hazzan emeritus of nearby Beth Sholom Congregation.

During his 36-year career at Beth Sholom, he established an award-winning music program through which he created four choirs and taught thousands of adults and children to lead services and chant Torah. Since 2004, he has also organized a popular annual winter concert, jointly performed by the synagogue choirs along the Old York Road corridor in Elkins Park.”

Continue reading about Hazzan Tilman on Gratz College’s website.