Two Cantors Walk into a Bar

Hang out with Cantor Matt and Cantor Penny as they enjoy a couple of drinks and chat about current issues facing clergy and their roles as Jewish community leaders. They joke and banter in a spontaneous and unscripted discussion.

Pull up a barstool and join the conversation!

Episodes Date

Matt & Penny welcome their spouses Dr. Tali Axelrod and Dr. Bennett Myers who share their experiences of what it's like being married to a cantor. Also available as a video episode HERE.
January 24, 2021
Matt & Penny talk with Rabbi/Cantor Hillary Chorny about the increasingly common trend of colleagues earning both rabbinical and cantorial degrees. Also available as a video episode HERE.
January 17, 2021
Matt & Penny talk about their New Year's resolutions and how best to continue their professional lives while dealing with the pandemic. Also available as a video episode HERE.
January 10, 2021
Matt & Penny sit down with master impressionist Jim Meskimen for some hilarious takes on synagogue life. Also available as a video episode HERE.
June 3, 2020
Matt & Penny continue their social distancing and enjoy drinks remotely as they talk about how their congregations' bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies have adapted and evolved under the new situation....
May 8, 2020
Matt & Penny are forced to share a drink remotely as they talk about how the "new normal" has affected their congregations. Also posted as a video episode HERE.
April 28, 2020
Matt & Penny talk about all the interesting, cool, and exciting things they've gotten to do just because they're cantors.
January 20, 2020
Matt & Penny talk about the future of the cantorate and where they see the profession going.
November 21, 2019
Matt & Penny talk about what it's like to sometimes feel as if they're not able to fully fill their roles as clergy and community leaders.  
November 13, 2019
Matt & Penny have drinks with the inspirational Rabbi/Cantor Jeff Myers and discuss how he's dealing with the immense changes one year after the tragic events at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsbur...
October 7, 2019

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