CHOIR CONDUCTOR-(EMERITUS)

Glickman Benjamin
Cantor Binyamin Glickman is a fifth generation Yerushalmi. As a boy he sang in the famous Rivlin Choir with whom he appeared on the radio as soloist. After graduating as a conductor from the Rubin Academy of Musicin Jerusalem, he began to conduct choirs in Israel. He performed in the second and third Zimriyot in 1955 and 1958 with the choir of the combined religious kibbutzim of Emek Bet Shean. From 1960 he served as Cantor of Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills, California, for 22 years. He was also the music director of the largest Jewish Day School in the West where he developed a 250 children choir and a 44 children orchestra. More than 30 young adults who were his students are serving today as cantors on the High Holidays.

From 1970-1980 he also served as the music consultant to the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles. In 1982 Cantor Glickman and his family returned to Israel and he was immediately appointed as the Director of the Center of Jewish Music in Gush Etzion. At the same time he was invited to conduct the Jerusalem Cantors’ Choir. He was their conductor for ten years until he left back to the United States in 1992.

In 1990 and 1992, under the auspices of Shirat Yerushalayim and the Joint Distribution Committee, Cantor Glickman led seminars in Moscow and Leningrad for cantors from all over the former USSR. In 1992 Cantor Glickman returned to the United States to serve as cantor in Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, Connecticut. In 2001 Cantor Glickman returned to Los Angeles to take the position as cantor in Congregation Mogen David.

In 2006 Cantor Glickman came back to Israel and in 2007 he was invited again to conduct the Jerusalem Cantors' Choir until he retired on 2014.