Cantor Rafael Bokow


Cantor Bokow is Congregation Agudath Sholom's Cantor, joining us in 2013. Cantor Rafael Bokow served as chazzan at the Netherlee, Clarkston & Queen's Park Hebrew Congregation (Glasgow, Scotland) for six years. Most recently, he has been chazzan for the High Holy Days at Ohav Shalom, Merrick, Long Island and at Young Israel of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. He has appeared at weddings and concerts in South Africa, Israel, Scotland, USA and Spain. Bokow is an accomplished and prolific composer, and he plays the piano, guitar and clarinet. During his time in Scotland his duties included teaching B'nei Mitzvah, and assisting with weddings, funerals, sold-out fundraising concerts and other pastoral tasks. Chazzan Bokow grew up in South Africa in a cantorial family and trained with some of the leading voice teachers, chazzanim and opera singers in his native country and the United Kingdom. He trained with South African tenor Dawie Couzyn and with English and Scottish opera veteran Edward Caswell. Bokow has been singing since the age of 7.


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