Benny Rogosnitzky is a distinguished cantor serving the notable Park East Synagogue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York. Affectionately known as “Cantor Benny,” he has given many lectures on cantorial music and its application to prayer. Prior to Park East Synagogue, he served as senior cantor at Jewish Center on the Upper West Side for thirteen years.
Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky was born in Liverpool, England and spent his early years in the Netherlands and Johannesburg. When he was nine years old, world-famous cantor Johnny Gluck realized Rogosnitzky’s great liturgical talent, and he became a child soloist in Gluck’s choir. Rogosnitzky returned to England at age sixteen, when he was invited to lead the High Holiday Services at the prominent Brighton and Hove Synagogue. During this time, he attended Manchester Yeshiva to continue his Jewish studies. He then attended the Royal Manchester School of Music and Art and earned his degree in Music Theory.
A prestigious cantor, Benny Rogosnitzky has mentored several of the most famous cantors of today, and has also served as a guest lecturer at the Yale Conservatory of Music in the United States. Rogosnitzky teaches classes on the practice of traditional and modern liturgy and music and maintains a rigorous program of study. In addition, he has produced many concerts, with international performances in London, New York, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, and South Africa.
Benny Rogosnitzky is passionate about making a meaningful difference in people’s lives and is very involved in charitable functions, as well as Jewish outreach in the United States and Israel. To learn more about Cantor Benny, please visit www.cantorbennyrogosnitzky.com.