Born in Novogrudok, Russia. Officiated as cantor in various European communities and in South Africa before immigrating to Israel in 1932, where he became a popular cantor in Tel Aviv. Has published Kol Yisrael, a two-volume work containing his compositions and arrangements of traditional tunes.
Born in Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine, immigrated to the U.S. in 1912. Widely considered the most popular cantor of his time, Rosenblatt composed and arranged numerous religious works and had a major influence on the cantorial world that followed him.
Born in Jerusalem, Israel. Studied under Solomon Rosowsky, later becoming a popular cantor in many of Jerusalem's synagogues, while also teaching at the Jerusalem Academy of Music. Ne'eman wrote extensively on subjects such as cantorial education, biblical cantillation, etc.
Moshe Rudinow was born in Liubech, Ukraine. He was orphaned at the age of eight, and was placed in the custody of Gedaliah Weinhause, a local cantor. Already at a young age he appeared as a cantor in the local synagogues. In 1904 he was brought to Kiev, where he lived with his uncle and joined the Brodski Synagogue choir.
Born in Jerusalem where he officiated as cantor at the Shirat Israel Synagogue for 60 years. He trained many of today's notable Israeli cantors, some of whom sang in the "Shirat Israel" cantor choir that was established by Rivlin. Through his compositions published in his Shirei Shlomo, he tried to create a musical style that fuses the European and the Oriental traditions.
Born in Telenesht, Bessarabia. As a child he studied with Zeidel Rovner, and started performing as a cantor at the age of 18. He immigrated to the United stated in 1920. There he held different cantorial positions, and devoted himself to composing, most notably cantorial recitatives.
Born in Naliboki, Vilna, served as cantor in the Great Synagogue of Riga and was a very popular cantor of his time. Rosowsky composed several works for the synagogue, the most important of which was Schirei Thefiloh.
Cantor, composer and teacher of Ashkenazi prayer and cantorial music
1901: Born in Yugoslavia.
1919: Immigrated to Israel with his mother.
1920: Injured in the riots in Jerusalem.
1921: Invited to serve as cantor in The Great Synagogue, (Beit ha-Knesset ha-Gadol) of Rishon LeZion.
1922: Returned to his homeland to recover, to serve time in the military, and to complete his training as a cantor. He finished his cantorial education with cantor Yehuda Lieb Miller in Vienna, and with Josef Baser Mesobotitza. During this time he was active with the Organization of Yugoslavian Cantors.