Rabbi Azriel C. Fellner
Rabbi Fellner began his rabbinic career in Alaska as a military chaplain. He was the sole Rabbi for the entire state, and responsible for the spiritual needs of all branches of the military as well as the Jewish civilian population. He was Rabbi of the synagogue in Anchorage and an adjunct professor of English Literature at Alaska Methodist University.
His first civilian pulpit was at the West End Synagogue in Nashville, TN, and he later served as Rabbi at Oceanside Jewish Center on Long Island and Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston, NJ.
Rabbi Fellner will serve as Rabbi for his 5th year with Tov Tours and Passover Kosher Cruises. In the past twenty years, Rabbi Fellner lectured on homiletics to rabbinical students at the Jewish Theological Seminary and began a study of motion pictures and television, especially in regard to Jewish images and themes. He was the Social Action Chairman of the Rabbinical Assembly and a contributor to the magazine Conservative Judaism. He has given a series of lectures on film at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. In addition, he recently lectured at Warner Brothers' Studios about his unique understanding of the 1927 film release of "The Jazz Singer".
Cantor Mitchell Martin
Cantor Martin continued his Judaic studies on a weekly basis at the Lakewood Yeshiva and has been a member of the faculty of various Boards of Jewish Education and Hebrew Day Schools. He has taught Hebrew High and Adult Education classes for the past twenty-eight years.
He served as president of the Interfaith Area Clergy, as part of the ethics board and pastoral care unit in various hospitals. He has formed Klezmer bands as well as youth choirs nationally.
Cantor Martin will serve as Cantor for his 2nd year with Tov Tours and Passover Kosher Cruises. He serves on the Executive Council of the Cantors Assembly and recently published a CD containing over fifty years of articles on Hazzanut and Jewish Music as well as the proceedings of the Cantors Assembly Conventions which has been distributed worldwide. Considered an expert in the field of computer music, he has conducted workshops for Cantors.
Dr. Abraham J. Gittelson
He is the former Executive Director of the Rose and Jack Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Education of Broward County, where he now is Senior Consultant for the Agency.
Dr. Gittelson has served as ‘Scholar-in-Residence’ for 20 years with Tov Tours and Passover Kosher Cruises. He provides a fascinating description of the history and life of the Jewish communities in many of the islands and countries of the Caribbean, Central and South America. In addition, he relates the development of these communities to the essential values and traditions of Jewish life.
A popular lecturer and teacher, Dr. Gittelson brings an added dimension to the Passover Caribbean experience, one that enriches the enjoyment and knowledge of the holiday and the cruise.
Lauren Beardsley, CTIE, ACC
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