WBEZ | Miriam Eskenasy http://www.wbez.org/tags/miriam-eskenasy Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Cantor blends the ancient and modern at Hyde Park synagoge http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-14/cantor-blends-ancient-and-modern-hyde-park-synagoge-85180 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-14/P1000572.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Recently, host Alison Cuddy attended a memorial for someone she considered a friend and mentor. The occasion was sad but as she listened to the service she was moved and intrigued by one of the voices. That voice belonged to <a href="http://www.kamii.org/aboutus/leadership/" target="_blank">Miriam Eskenasy</a>.<br> <br> Eskenasy is the Cantor at <a href="http://www.kamii.org/" target="_blank">KAM Isaiah Israel</a> in Hyde Park. KAM is the oldest Jewish congregation in the Midwest. She joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>to discuss how she became a cantor and what the role involves.</p></p> Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:32:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-14/cantor-blends-ancient-and-modern-hyde-park-synagoge-85180