Cantor

Shlomo Ravitz

Cantor, composer & arranger

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.

1885-1978

Moshe Rudinow

Cantor

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.

1891-1953

Shelomo Zalman Rivlin

Cantor, composer and Rabbi

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 Shlomohe tried to create a musical style that fuses the European and the Oriental traditions. 

Sources: Encyclopedia Judaica

 

 

1884-1962

Jacob Rappaport

Cantor

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.

1890-1943

Zalman Polak

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.

1901-1985

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