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Benzion Miller

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Benzion Miller Hebrew: בֶּן צִיּוֹן מילר‎, Yiddish: בֶּן־צִיּוֹן מיללעֶר‎, 8 December 1947 was born in a displaced persons camp in Fernwald, Germany[1] He is a cantor of world renown, schochet and mohel, much like his father, the revered cantor, schochet and mohel, Reb Aaron Daniel Miller

Benzion Miller's singing career began at the age of five Miller studied Music Theory and Solfege under Cantor Samuel B Taube of Montreal He studied voice production at the Champagne School for Music in Montreal and with Dr Puggell, cantor Avshalom Zfira, Allan Bowers Acclaimed as one of the foremost interpreters of Liturgical Music, Benzion Miller is equally at home in Operatic Repertoire and Jewish and Chassidic Folk Music He has appeared with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony, the Rishon L'Tzion Symphony, the Haifa Symphony and members of the London Symphony He has also recorded for the Milken Archive, in Barcelona, Spain with the Barcelona National Symphony Orchestra

Miller was privileged to be among the first group of cantors to visit and sing in the Eastern European countries He has appeared before capacity audiences in Romania, Russia, Poland and Hungary, where he sang with the Budapest State Opera Orchestra Miller has to his credit many recordings of liturgical, Chassidic and Yiddish music

Miller has held positions in Montreal at Sheves Achim Synagogue on Côte-des-Neiges, then in Toronto at Shaarei Tefillah Synagogue on Bathurst Street, in Canada Since 1981, he has been cantor of Temple Beth El of Borough Park in Brooklyn, a pulpit served by Mordechai Hershman, Berele Chagy and Moshe Koussevitzky He continues to serve as cantor of the synagogue, now Congregation Young Israel Beth El after its merger with Young Israel of Boro Park

Miller made an appearance in A Cantor's Tale, a documentary about Jackie Mendelson Miller and Mendelson are shown greeting each other and briefly engaging in conversation


  • 1 Family
  • 2 Discography
  • 3 See also
  • 4 External links
  • 5 References


Benzion's father, cantor, schochet and mohel, Reb Aaron Daniel Miller 1911–2000 was born in the Jewish community of Oświęcim Yiddish: Oshpitsin, German: Auschwitz in Poland Aaron, his father and grandfather were cantors at the Bobover courts Aaron's wife and children were killed in Nazi concentration camps Aaron met Benzion's mother, who was from the Belz hasidic dynasty, after the war in a displaced persons camp in Munich, Germany[1]

Benzion's son, cantor Shimmy Miller, is his choral director and they often performs duets with each other[2][3]

Bentzion has 5 children 3 daughters and 2 sons malky, eli, raizy, shimmy, chany


  1. "Cantor Benzion Miller Sings Cantorial Concert Masterpieces" – The Milken Archive of Jewish Music, Naxos May 18, 2004; International: January 2005
  2. "HASC – Jerusalem The Experience" 2004
  3. "High Holidays" 1997
  4. "Shabbat"1995
  5. "I Believe" אני מאמין
  6. "The Soul Is Yours"
  7. "The Two In Harmony"

See also

  • Hazzan
  • Jewish Culture Festival in Kraków

External links

  • Benzion Miller's profile on the Milken Archive of Jewish Music"
  • Video: Interview with Benzion Miller
About Aaron Miller
  • Aaron Miller's profile on the Milken Archive of Jewish Music[permanent dead link]


  1. ^ a b "Cantor Benzion Miller" Judaica Sound Archives Archived from the original on 24 February 2014 Retrieved 7 March 2014mw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-rightmw-parser-output citation mw-selflink
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  3. ^ Cantorial Concert: Benzion & Shimmy Miller Singing "Elokai Ad Shelo Notzarti" on YouTube

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