Chazan Yaakov Lemmer
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Chazan Yaakov “Yanky” Lemmer is one of the leading young chazanim on the horizon. His beautiful lyric tenor voice, dramatic color, and precise coloratura have garnered him universal praise among his peers and connoisseurs, alike. He began his singing career as the star soloist of the Young Israel of Bethel Choir, where world renowned Chazan Ben Zion Miller took him under his private tutelage. Yaakov earned a scholarship to the Belz School of Jewish Music at Yeshiva University, where he studied with Cantors Joseph Malovany and Bernard Beer. He also studied with cantorial legend Cantor Noach Schall, and has won a scholarship for vocal training in N.Y.C.
As an internationally renowned concert artist, Yaakov is in constant demand on the concert stage, as well as synagogues, thrilling audiences throughout the world. He has appeared at the Tel Aviv Culture Hall with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and has been featured throughout the United States, Canada, England, and at various European Culture Festivals. In addition, he tours extensively with grammy award winning, Jazz/Klez legend, Frank London and receives rave reviews of his unique interpretations of traditional liturgical music. He has also officiates at some of the world’s most prominent pulpits throughout the world.
His repertoire spans many genres and languages, including traditional Hebrew liturgy, Yiddish folk, Opera, Broadway, Israeli, and more.
In additional to being a chazan, Yaakov is a Licensed Special Education Therapist, working with special needs children in Brooklyn, NY.
He currently serves as Chazan of Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York City.
Yeedle Werdyger is Jewish music royalty. He is the son of super star Mordechai Ben David, and grandson of renowned chazzan, David Werdyger z”l. Besides from releasing 6 solo albums, he is a producer of note having produced all of MBD’s albums since 2001 amongst many others.
Yeedle will be with us the entire Yom Tov.
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