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About Cantor Moses


 Cantor Moses was born in 1970 in Sudbury, Ontario and has been singing since the age of six. He is a graduate of the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute under the direction of Naftali Herstik, Chazzan Emeritus of the Jerusalem Great Synagogue. In addition to his musical education, he has a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from York University in Toronto.

Cantor Moses has appeared at concert halls across Europe, Israel, the United States and Canada. Among his most memorable performances are appearing on the Merav Michaeli television show in Israel, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto and the Gala Cantorial concerts with symphony orchestra held at the Kravis Centre in Florida. He has appeared in Montreal with the McGill Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Boris Brott. He has released two CDs, Moses Sings and Moses Live. His newest CD “Crossroads” represents a brand new sound in Jewish liturgical music with the Ruach Singers.

Cantor Moses is currently the president of the Toronto Council of Hazzanim – Cantorial Clergymen of Ontario. This is a distinct honour of recognition amongst colleagues who have recognized his leadership qualities and service to his community.

Cantor Moses began his career at the age of 25 at the Shaare Zion Congregation in Montreal where he served from 1996 until 2000. Since 2001, he has been the Cantor at Beth Sholom Synagogue in Toronto where he continues to inspire those around him with the rich musical traditions of the Jewish people.


 

    Ruach Singers     

Ruach Singers, (named for the Hebrew word for “breath”, “wind” or “spirit”), was formed at the request of Beth Sholom Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich and Cantor Eric Moses, who were looking for ways to energize their congregation through music.  They approached John-Michael Erlendson and Elana Steingart, co-founders of the popular a cappella group, Countermeasure, who then brought the proposals to their music director, Aaron Jensen. The team now collaborates in choosing and designing the music. The approach is unique and unprecedented, weaving contemporary a cappella singing into the liturgy and tefillah (prayer).

Ruach Singers are a mainstay of Shabbat Beth Sholom, the synagogue’s monthly Saturday morning service.  Their music has been called “transformative” for the congregation. Not only is there high attendance from all ages on those dates, bur the congregants also get involved with the music, even clapping and singing along.

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Wed, 8 July 2020 16 Tammuz 5780