Rafi Abramowitz has been leading services for over fifteen years. Having the privilege to study the chazanut of Yossele Rosenblatt from his grandfather, a chazan for nearly sixty years and the Rabbi emeritus of the renowned Conservative shul Tifereth Israel in D.C., Rafi has enthralled congregations in five countries and ten different states. Rafi’s vocal training consists of a former Broadway star, renowned soloists, and a collegiate Jewish acapella group.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rafi Abramowitz for making my son’s bar mitzvah service and Kiddush so wonderful. Rafi came to our rescue at the last minute when the acting cantor at our temple was temporarily incapacitated. Despite not being a member of our synagogue and not having participated or even seen how our shul conducts services, Rafi was able to fit right in and help lead the services as if he had been a lifelong member and the full-time cantor of the shul. His beautiful voice, knowledge of Jewish customs and rituals, and natural charm elevated the level of the service and made it much more engaging and enjoyable.
Despite the fact that we had very little time to get to know him before the service (it was literally the week preceding the bar mitzvah that he was hired) Rafi took the time to talk to my son (via Skype) and try to get to know him and exchange ideas with him before the service. His grace and warmth made my son and us feel very comfortable and gave us confidence that it would be a lovely service.
Rafi and some of his friends also attended and sang Jewish zemiros at the Kiddush following the services. His beautiful voice again added a hamish quality and warmth to the luncheon. We found Rafi to be extremely talented, personable, and knowledgeable. I believe he truly cares about everything he does and will bring an element of professionalism and passion not only to his cantorial services, but to all his endeavors."
- Sandy Satz