Cantorial

Hazzan Paul Dorman is an invested Cantor with the Cantors Assembly and the Guild of Temple Musicians. Hazzan Dorman offers a full array of musical services for all your events. From his solo singing, to a band, to a full orchestra, playing a wide range of musical styles, including Jewish music, Prayers, Klezmer, Standards, Dance Band, Musical Theatre, Opera, Pop and Rock.

Hazzan Dorman is available for:

  • Concerts
  • Weddings
  • Bar/t Mitzvahs
  • Special Shabbat Services; which include his award winning services, “SHABBAT SINGS” and “KOLOT”, for both Friday Night & Shabbat Morning.
  • Traditional Friday Night and Shabbat Morning Services
  • Special Events
  • Fundraisers
  • Parties
  • High Holydays and Other Festivals
  • Seders

Hazzan Dorman also officiates and co-officiates at all Life Cycle Events and offers a wide range of traditional and non-traditional services for Jewish Weddings, Bar/t Mitzvah services, including preparation and training, Baby Namings, Funerals / Shiva and Unveilings.

To book Hazzan Dorman or for more information CLICK HERE.

Hazzan Dorman is known for his innovative services and programs, helping to create the highly successful “FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE” and “TORAH IN THE ROUND” at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and the award winning services “SHABBAT SINGS” and “KOLOT” for both Friday Night and Shabbat Morning, at Temple Ramat Zion in Los Angeles. In collaboration with Rabbi Michael Graetz, he created the award winning booklet/CD “PRAY IN DEED” as a learning companion to these innovative services.

“SHABBAT SINGS” Friday Night and Shabbat Morning is an award winning innovative service that lifts us and helps renew us with it’s music and unique approach to our liturgy. As the words and music weave through us, we reconnect to the best in ourselves and in each other. Combining the traditional with the contemporary, it provides a doorway for all ages and all levels of religious observance. With a band and an optional choir, “SHABBAT SINGS” infuses Shabbat with music and joy, with a little bit of pop, a little bit of rock and a lot of soul.

“It was a spiritual high. Everyone was on their feet singing and clapping as if we were all at a joyous family gathering!”
Mickey Desser – Long-time member, Temple Ramat Zion

“My four year old daughter and I attended the service. It was our first time at a “SHABBAT SINGS” My four year old loved the music of the choir, the band and the cantor. The music was so uplifting and soulful – my daughter danced to the music for the majority of the service. The service was not your traditional Friday Night service – it was musical and spiritual and really engaging. We loved the entire experience and can’t wait for the next “SHABBAT SINGS” service!”
Marsha Fox – Preschool mom, Temple Ramat Zion

“KOLOT” Friday Night and Shabbat Morning is an award winning innovative program/service that involves the lively participation of young people and their families. With music and a unique approach to our liturgy, young people of all ages, have the opportunity to put into practice what they’re learning in Religious School. “KOLOT” is a community builder that brings shabbat and your temple alive by combining music with learning in an interactive, fun and spiritual main sanctuary service.

“The “KOLOT” service is a perfect way for children to put their classroom learning to practical use. It is an opportunity for families to pray together in an uplifting manner and with lots of ruach. I love attending the “KOLOT” service because it is exciting to see the upcoming generation take over leading the prayers with such confidence and energy! “KOLOT” has showed us that Judaism has a future.”
Lynn Bernheim – former Director, Temple Ramat Zion Religious School

“PRAY IN DEED” We pray to remind ourselves of the important things in life and our prayer is meant to be a spark to action. A deed can be seen as a kind of prayer, especially if the deed is inspired by the prayer. We have included suggestions of deeds that can be done along with each prayer. Through the use of “PRAY IN DEED” many have found the words of the prayers more meaningful and their deeds have become more fulfilling. This award winning booklet/CD acts as a guide and learning companion for the Friday Night and Shabbat Morning services and can be used as part of your school curriculum.

“I am blown away by “PRAY IN DEED”. It is deep, wise, alive, responsive and beautiful. Congratulations on such a superb tool for opening up the soul of the liturgy with such verve and joy”
Rabbi Brad Artson – V.P. American Jewish University, Dean, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies

“Just had the chance to listen to your wonderful project! Kol HaKavod. I think it was not only well done but also serves a wonderful purpose!”
Craig Taubman – leading innovator and producer of contemporary Jewish music.

For more information about these programs and services and how to bring them to your temple, CLICK HERE.