hello! my name is juval (as in “yoo-val”) porat. i arrived in los angeles in late 2009 as a german/israeli transplant to serve as the cantor for congregation beth chayim chadashim – it’s been an amazing ride so far. i graduated from the abraham-geiger-college in berlin. i also graduated from architecture school at some point and worked in web-design and programming for a while. but now i’m mostly a cantor, singing, learning, teaching and supporting. here is where i get to write about it. hope you enjoy!