Cantor Samuel Cohen

Sam CohenBorn in London, England, Cantor Cohen grew up in a family where Chazzanut is in the blood; both of his grandfathers were Chazzanim, as well as his father and two older brothers. From a very young age he was singing for family and friends. This progressed to leading services at age 13 on a weekly basis at various synagogues in the East End of London. Continuing to sing all the way through his high school years, he then took up High Holiday positions around the world.

At age 22, he received rabbinic ordination in Melbourne, Australia, and was subsequently appointed as cantor of the Pretoria Hebrew Congregation (PHC) in Pretoria, South Africa. While in South Africa, Cohen also attended the Vocal Art School at Tshwane University, where he performed in several operas, including Verdi’s Un Giorno di Regno. He relocated to Los Angeles in 2006. Throughout his career, Cohen has performed in a variety of public and private concerts around the world, including, England, Australia, Canada and Israel, blending Chazzanut, opera, Israeli, and contemporary Jewish music. Cantor Cohen is the founder of the Hollywoodcantors.

SONG OF THE SEASON!  This is a new project where we will be adding new melodies to the Shabbat Morning Service.  The first installment of the song of the season is here“Yismechu.”  Yismechu comes from the word Sameach (joy, happy), so come sing a long and lets all be Yismechu!  Please listen to the song and get to know the melody. Your participation will enhance the beauty of every Shabbat Morning Service. A big thank you to Dov Rosenblatt, our Religious School Teacher, for the musical accompaniment. Enjoy and thanks so much, Cantor Samuel Cohen


CHECK OUT PHOTOS & VIDEO from the most well-attended
concert in years! Over 200 were in attendance: