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Born: Herschel was born in Uzbekistan Russia (1945), raised in Winnipeg, Canada.  Judy was born in New York City.

Cantorial Training: Herschel studied with Cantors Benjamin Brownstone,  David Koussevitsky, and Sidor Belarsky

Residence: Encino, California

Showing his talent early in life Herschel Fox succeeded Cantor Brownstone as the cantor of the Talmud Torah in Winnipeg (the largest orthodox synagogue in the city) when he was only 20 years old. He also served at Temple Shalom in Greenwich, CT; Temple Israel in Great Neck, NY;  and Congregation Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, CA since 1981.

Judy Fox began her show business career working in New York’s nightclubs, theatres and cabarets. She was Rodney Dangerfield's opening act at his New York City nightclub, and worked with other popular comedians such as Dave Barry, Jack Carter and Jan Murray. She also sang at many of the popular hotels in New York's Catskills before relocating to Los Angeles.

The couple met in 1979. Judy fell in love with her husband. . . . and cantorial liturgy. "My grandfather was a cantor in Hungary; my great-grandfather was a rabbi," Judy Fox said. "It's just something that touches my heart." Cantor Judy Fox has been serving at the Synagogue For The Performing Arts for more than 20 years.

Fluent in Yiddish and Hebrew, Herschel Fox has appeared in countless night clubs, theatres and synagogues throughout the United States. He has shared the stage with artists such as Jan Peerce, Mickey Katz, and Molly Picon.

Cantors Herschel and Judy Fox appear individually and together at special music events, such as Yiddishkeit! at Congregation B’nail B’rith in Santa Barbara (2007) andthe Daniel Pearl World Music Days of 2007. They have two daughters.

 

 

Rights to the recordings in this collection courtesy of Judy & Hershel Fox.

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