Chazan / Cantor; Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year); Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement); Kneseth Israel Congregation of Cincinnati (Rabbi Silver’s shul)
Kneseth Israel Congregation Collection
Cantor Levine was born and educated in Kovno Lithuania and when still a youth, was sent by the music instructors of that city to the music academy in Berlin, Germany, where he studied music and voice culture until 1923. There he was introduced to a number of outstanding opera singers who, after hearing his voice, endeavored to persuade him to take up opera. Being a pious young man, Rev Levin preferred Synagogue music, in which he specialized as singer and composer, and later accepted a position in one of the largest Orthodox Synagogues in Berlin under the late Dr. Rabbiner Hildesheimer. In 1925 he came to America and officiated in many large congregations and also conducted many successful concerts in various cities.