Schulhof, Moshe

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SCHULHOF, MOSHE (1947– ), ḥazzan. Schulhof was born in New York, and is the son of Rabbi Dov Ber Schulhof, former president of Agudat Israel in Budapest. As a boy he sang in the choir of Seymour Silbermintz. He studied in the Mir and Beth Joseph yeshivot in New York, and learned cantorial music with David *Koussevitzky, furthering his musical studies at the Brooklyn Conservatory. At the age of 18 he was appointed cantor to the Adath Jeshurun synagogue in the Bronx, and afterwards served as cantor at the Shaare Torah synagogue in Pittsburgh. He then moved to the Adath Jeshurun synagogue of Montreal in Canada, and later to Shaarei Tefila synagogue in Los Angeles. Subsequently he became cantor of the Aventura Turnberry Beth Jacob Jewish Center in North Miami Beach and a faculty member of the Academy of Jewish Religion in New York. Schulhof is also a recognized authority on nusaḥ ha-tefillah as well as a gifted teacher of ḥazzanut, having many students who are themselves professional cantors. During his career, Schulhof performed in concerts with the Israeli Philharmonic, was the featured artist at the international Cantors' Convention, and often performed on "Cantorial Cruises." Schulhoff has an extensive discography including Greeting from Russia, Masterpieces of the Synagogue, Moshe Schulhof and the Johannesburg Jewish Male Chorus, and From Generation to Generation.

[Akiva Zimmerman /

Raymond Goldstein (2nd ed.)]