Cantor Yitzhak Epstein
Cantor Yitzhak Epstein was born in Jerusalem, Israel and is a third generation Sabra. He was educated at Yeshivas Toras Chaim in Jerusalem, where he completed his studies for the rabbinate. Cantor Epstein then continued his education in chazzanut and nusach from the late world-renowned cantor, Cantor Zalmen Pollack whose students took up shtellehs (positions) in the most prestigious synagogues across the globe. Cantor epstein received additional training from Cantor Yitzchak Eshell and voice lessons from Mr. Yaffen Blochem of the Conservatory of Music in Jerusalem.Cantor Epstein served for three years as Cantor of the Achdut Yisrael Synagogue in Jerusalem, where important dignitaries, such as Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Yizchak Shamir attended services. His talents led him to South Africa, where he was appointed chief cantor for the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the most distinguished synagogue in the country. In johannesburg, he was chosen by the great synagogue to officiate at weddings with South Africa’s chief rabbi, Rabbi Bernard Casper. Cantor Epstein was then hired by the Brighton Beach Jewish Center in Brooklyn, New York
Shortly after Cantor Epstein moved to Montreal. Cantor Epstein has made a name for himself singing and performing at many cantorial concerts and performing at various events at the Golden Age Association, Senior Clubs, Maimonides Hospital, Vilner Farband Association, Litvisher Farband Association of Montreal, Voliner Association of Montreal and Jewish Veterans Remembrance Day Memorial Service.
Cantor Epstein is commencing his eleventh with Congregation Chevra Kadisha Bnai Jacob Beth Hazikaron Beth Hillel where he officiates on Shabbat and Holidays with The Chevra Choir under the direction of choirmaster Yossi Hilo. Cantor Epstein is gifted with a beautiful tenor voice so the congregation can enjoy and be uplifted by the choral arrangements and traditional songs, which have been part of our prestigious congregation, the Chevra Kadisha Bnai Jacob Beth Hazikaron Beth Hillel.
Cantor Epstein and his wife Marsha are the proud parents of a beautiful daughter Zemira.