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Cantor Gideon Zelermyer




514.937.9474 ext.101  



Cantor Gideon Yechiel Zelermyer has a passion for illuminating the liturgy through a blend of traditional prayer modes and a modern harmonic palate, creating a distinctive style of service that makes choral Shabbat and Festival services at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim a spiritually engaging and uplifting experience. Gideon is a graduate of the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute where he studied with Naftali Herstik, Chief Cantor of the Jerusalem Great Synagogue. He completed his undergraduate degree at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 


Cantor Zelermyer has performed around the world as a featured soloist. He and the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir have toured North America and the United Kingdom and their series of recordings, “The Music of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim” has received widespread critical acclaim. Gideon has performed with Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Boris Brott and the Orchestre classique de Montréal, and is frequently heard singing national anthems at Centre Bell and Fenway Park. He is the featured soloist on Leonard Cohen’s Grammy Award winning song “You Want It Darker.” Cantor Zelermyer is married to Michelle. Their sons, Max and Ben, are 5th generation members of Shaar Hashomayim.






Sunday, July 14, 2024 8 Tammuz 5784