“Emanuel C Perlman, lyric tenor, composer, lecturer, recording artist and therapist has devotedly served for 21 years as the Senior Cantor Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Baltimore, Maryland. He has concertized and lectured throughout the world. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Music and Voice from Rhode Island College and a Masters Degree in Psychiatric Social Work from Yeshiva University. Emanuel also attended the Cantors Institute at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He received a Doctorate in Music, honoris causa, from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.

“Manny” is the Founder and CEO of Destination Peace International Inc. ( Its mission is to create harmony throughout the world by bringing people together regardless of religious affiliation or cultural differences through music, conflict resolution, peace curriculum and a universal language.

With John Kiehl, co-founder and co-owner of the Academy/Grammy Award winning SoundTrackStudios and eminent voice pedagogue, Professor William Riley (Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, etc.), they facilitate The Construct Institute (TCI). Members of the TCI include actor Richard Dreyfuss, Don Beck (Spiral Dynamics) and singer, Peter Yarrow.

In addition to his civic, musical and cantorial activities, he has been a psychiatric social worker, field instructor, social work supervisor and team coordinator at the Long Island Jewish Hillside Hospital in Queens, N.Y. He has been married to Janice Jotkowitz for 42 years. They are the proud parents of Steven, (Deborah), Benjamin, (Bethany), Marc. They are the proud Grandparents of Abner, Muriel and Maximilian.”

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