Born in Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine. Immigrated to the US in 1888 where he worked in the Yiddish theater and was the choral director for several cantors. He composed several Jewish themed operettas, one of them featuring the famous song "Eli, Eli" (sometimes printed "Eili, Eili"). There is some dispute as to whether Sandler really composed it, others claiming it was originally a folk song.
Born in Hadera, Israel, where he performed as a cantor from a young age. He has composed, orchestrated, and arranged many works for cantor and choir. One of Sobol's main projects is the establishment of the Yuval Ensemble for cantorate and Jewish music, where he currently serves as musical director and conductor.
Born in Köngisberg, Germany, and immigrated to the US in 1882. After settling in New York, he worked as a conductor for the Beethoven Mannerchor, served as director and instructor at the Brooklyn Conservatory, was an instructor at the National Conservatory, and served choirmaster at Temple Emanuel (1898-1910). He also worked for the publisher G. Schirmer, where he edited many musical anthologies. Spicker has written music for the synagogue, as well as choral and orchestral works.
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.
Born in Helsinki, Finland. Studied in St. Petersburg and Berlin before settling in Stockholm, Sweden where he worked as a composer, conductor, and music critic. His musical influences range from German Expressionism and French Impressionism to Jewish themes and Biblical cantillation.