Artist Spotlight: Cantor Ida Rae Cahana
Cantor Ida Rae Cahana was raised in Pittsburgh, where at age seventeen she became the first woman in the tri-state area to be featured in a synagogue as a cantorial soloist.Read More
Abraham Ellstein was born on New York’s Lower East Side in 1907. Serving as a boy chorister in local synagogues exposed him early on to the intricacies of cantorial art, or hazzanut. He received his early musical training at the Third Street Settlement House and sang in the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus. He is said to have written a short opera at the age of eight.Explore the Exhibit
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