B i o g r a p h y
Cantor Aryeh Leib Hurwitz is a soloist and performer from Brooklyn, NY, whose brilliant voice has been featured all over the world. From the United States to France, England to South Africa, from the wild beauty of South America, his voice has shaken audiences and pierced hearts.
His musical repertoire consists of many melodic genres and songs in a variety of languages, including traditional Hebrew liturgy, Yiddish folk songs, Opera, Broadway, modern Jewish music and more.
Aryeh Leib is praised among his peers for his lyric tenor voice. He began his singing career as the cantor in Johannesburg, South Africa, leading high-holiday and special occasion services. He has studied chazonus as well as music theory with legendary world renowned cantors including Joseph Malovany. Aryeh Leib’s powerful voice earned him a scholarship to the Belz School of Jewish Music at the Yeshiva University. He is currently serving as Cantor at The Chai Center in Dix Hills, Long Island.
In September 2015 Aryeh Leib was ranked by the FORWARD as top 6 "Jewish Voices That Move Us" in this piece. You can hear the track here.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
"Aryeh Leib's singing takes the event as well as the tefilos to a different level. His broad familiarity with a variety of traditional and classical Jewish tunes enables him to adapt effortlessly in virtually any community. His voice is rich, sweet and inspiring"
Mendy Rimler - Melbourne, Australia
I had the privilege to have Cantor Hurwitz as a guest Chazzan at my Shul, as well as singing with him in concerts. Cantor Hurwitz's tenor voice is penetrating and touches all listeners. The warmth of his voice, combined with his genuine personality, envelopes the crowd and leaves a strong impression.
Cantor Zevi Muller
West Side Institutional Synagogue
"We had Aryeh Leib Hurwitz with us in Deerfield Beach FL to perform for us with our Chanukah programming for senior citizens. Aryeh Leib's eloquence and wit created a most remarkable impact on all that he met. Whether it was the casual interaction or the talented singing, Aryeh Leib found a way to relate to every one"
Rabbi Yossi Goldblatt - Deerfield Beach, Florida
"Besides the fact that Aryeh Leib is naturally gifted, he's on the path to be the best of our generation and one of the best of all time. He has a very rare young dramatic, or possibly Helden, quality consisting of rich baritonal timbres with an extensive and solid upper tenor register. I could listen to his voice all day and I love working with him."
Cantor David Babinet - New York
"Cantor Aryeh Hurwitz has wowed the audience with his incredible talent and has swept the crowd with his uplifting melodies. He'll turn any shabbos or event into a memorable occasion."
Rabbi Avraham Stolik - Coral Gables, Florida
"Aryeh Leib Hurwitz riveted the crowd with his masterful powerful operatic voice. He inspired and moved the crowd to tears of joy and happiness. A weekend with AL will be a grand slam for your community."
Rabbi Yitzchok Tiechtel - Nashville, Tenessee
"While singing with Aryeh Leib Hurwitz at a Concert in Johannesburg, I was able to see first hand how he riveted the crowd with his masterful powerful operatic voice. He inspired and moved the crowd and was a pleasure to work with."
Cantor Ezra Sher - Johannesburg, South Africa
"Aryeh Leib Hurwitz was phenomenal. There are no words to describe the emotions his voice conjures. Powerful, hartzig and full of life, he entertained the crowd while inspiring them as well. He gave a great performance, we could not get enough of him!"
Rabbi Levi Stein - Puerto Rico
"Arye Leib Hurwitz is a master entertainer. His genre includes traditional cantorial, opera, songs from the Shtetl, the Beatles and rock n’roll. Cantor Hurwitz has been our chazzan for the past 3 years and our congregation literally close their eyes to his melodies. He is a consummate performer who can excite a crowd of any age. I thoroughly enjoy his style and flaire."
Rabbi Yaakov Saacks - Dix Hills, NY
"We had Chazzan Hurwitz for our Shabbaton retreat at the Osthoff resort; not only did he uplift the shabbaton to a new dynamic, but provided a spark that still resonates within our Community.
By popular demand we brought Aryeh back to perform at our annual celebration dinner. Once again, Arye Leib inspired the crowd with his beautiful and moving presentations."
Menachem Rapoport - Mequon, WI