The Forster Foundation features Resident Musical Artist, Boaz Davidoff. Boaz brings joy and music into the homes of the recipients of the Mishpacha Mission during the Rabbi's visit. The Rabbi's visit is filled with love, nourishment, discussion and music.
Boaz is an extraordinary recording artist, concert performer, musician, composer and choir director. We are proud to have him as our Resident Musical Artist. His beautiful lyric tenor voice and his spiritual and uplifiting melodies fills everyone's hearts and souls.
If you are interested in raising funds for one of The Forster Foundation missions, we will be happy to provide the services of Boaz Davidoff, or one of our other artists, at no charge.*
Canadian-born Hazzan David Propis learned the cantorial art at the feet of his father, the late Hazzan Dov Propis, and studied voice with Metropolitan Opera diva, Elena Nikolaidi.
Hazzan Propis produces numerous faith-based recordings, including all 11 of The Spirit Series CDs for the Cantors Assembly and United Synagogue. He also is the founder, creative director, and managing partner of The 3 Jewish Tenors, a symphonic musical event. Hazzan Propis has himself recorded more than a dozen albums.
Among his many honors, Hazzan Propis is a past president of the Cantors Assembly, the largest body of cantors in the world, co-chaired both Poland and Germany Cantors Assembly missions, was named to the task force to restructure the cantorial school at JTS, received the Hiddur Mitzvah Award from Masorti Olami, the Hazzan Moses Silverman Service Award from the Cantors Assembly, received an honorary Doctorate from JTS, and was honored with his wife, Karen Siegel Propis, with ZOA’s Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award.
*Source: Congregation ShaareyZedek
Cantor Azi Schwartz is a world-renowned vocal performer and recording artist whose music reaches both Jewish and interfaith audiences internationally. His craft of Jewish liturgical music has been described as emotionally moving, spiritually uplifting, and artistically dynamic.
Azi grew up in a traditional community in Israel. His grandfather, also a cantor, inspired Azi to pursue his passion and inclination for singing and music. After graduating from Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute and studying under the top cantors in the world, Azi continued studying music with a Masters in Classical Singing and Conducting from Mannes School of Music.
Cantor Schwartz creates, records, and publishes new liturgical music, as well as hosts world-class guest artists for concerts and worship.
Passionate to bring Jewish liturgy to the broader world, Azi has performed at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Madison Square Garden, the US Capitol Rotunda, and the Israeli Knesset. In 2018, Azi was featured in a PBS special titled, “The New York Cantors,” which brought cantorial music to millions of viewers across the US and in Europe.