HaZamir Chicago

Conductor: Marla Aviva Bentley

Contact Email: HaZamirchicago@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 734-476-3187

Rehearsal Day: Sunday

Rehearsal Time: 1:30pm

Rehearsal Location: CJE Weinberg Center

Address: 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015

Conductor Bios:

Marla Aviva Bentley is a passionate Educator, Conductor and Voice Teacher, and is deeply committed to fostering a sense of Jewish identity through music. Since 2011 Marla Aviva Bentley has served as Director of Music and Cantorial Soloist of Temple Beth Israel in Skokie, Illinois.  Bentley is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Guild of Temple Musicians (GTM), the Women Cantors’ Network, the Chicago Cantors Hub and is a Lifetime Member of Hadassah.  Bentley serves on the Executive Board of the Guild of Temple Musicians as Vice President of Membership and is a Co-Chair of the 2018 ACC-GTM National Convention in Dallas.  She has previously served the GTM as VP Communications and Publicity, and VP Website Editor and Administrator, and was Co-Chair of the 2013 ACC-GTM National Convention in Minneapolis. She has recorded nearly 30 Operettas with the Comic Opera Guild for the National Library of Congress Archives Collection.  Marla Aviva Bentley has earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Choral Music Education with Honors, from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy from Oakland University. She and her husband, Newell, reside in Deerfield, with their two children, Hannah Jane and Jaret Evan.