About Elior Itzkovitz Cohen
The Cohen’s bless
Yevhārēkh-khā Adhōnāy veyishmerēkhā.
Yāʾēr Adhōnāy pānāw ēlekhā viḥunnékkā.
Yissā Adhōnāy pānāw ēlekhā viyāsēm lekhā shālōm.
The Priestly Blessing (Birkat Kohanim) is said by the priests (Cohanim) in order to bless the people. In this blessing, the high priest (Ha’Cohen Ha’Gadol) delivers Hashem’s spirit to the heart of the people and pacifies them with serenity and allows a deep sense of connection to Jewish tradition.
As a child I used to participating in the traditional Birkat kohanim in the synagogue (shul), I was fascinated with the power of the blessing to elevate peoples’ spirit. This experience inspired me and spawned my passion to be a musician and so from early age I started my musical path as a Singer and Chazzan (Cantor) in synagogues
Growing up in a home that combined eastern and western traditions, I got acquainted both with the Ashkenazi and Sephardic davening styles. Over the years I learned and practiced Classical Jewish music and especially cantorial classical music by Cantor and conductor Naftali Herstik.
I believe that Jewish music embodies the soul and roots of the Jewish people. Therefore I see a calling (Shlichus) being a singer at weddings and other Simchas, combining different types of Jewish music.
At my concerts I play Ashkenazi and Sephardic music, cantorial music, Chassidic and Israeli music. Also, I work with musical ensembles playing with different instruments influenced both by eastern and western traditions as to create a memorable and unique Israeli experience.
It is very important for me to customize and tailor music for each event to the utmost satisfaction of my clients. Prior to every event I meet with the clients and hear about their musical preferences, favorite songs and tunes which they would like me to sing or play. It is my belief that the individual compatibility of the chosen musical ensemble with its own style and selection of songs is imperative for creating an unforgettable atmosphere