Cantor Jonathan Kohan

Cantor Jonathan Kohan was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A life-long musician, prior to his Bar Mitzvah Cantor Kohan had already become the organist for his congregation: Congregación Hebrea San Martin. At the age of 23, Cantor Kohan was hired as a professional in the same congregation and several years later became the Ritual Director and Hazzan for Congregación Sefaradí Agudat Israel, in the province of Entre Ríos. 

In 2008 Cantor Kohan became the Hazzan and Rabbinical Assistant of the Asociación Israelita de Beneficencia de Rosario, in the province of Santa Fe. He is also a Judaic Studies High School Teacher in the ORT school in Rosario. Since 2020, Cantor Kohan has been the coordinator of Beit Asaf Cantorial Institute, the cantorial school of the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano, Cantor Kohan is a founding member of the Inter-religious Board for the Common Good of the Universidad Nacional de Rosario

Cantor Kohan graduated from the Seminario Rabínico Latino americano with degrees in Hazzanut and Jewish Education. He is currently also a student of Rabbinical studies at the Seminario. Prior to his time at the seminary, Cantor Kohan completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires with a scholarship from Yad Vashem. 

A lyric tenor, Cantor Kohan also plays the guitar and piano. He is also a composer who has created various works for congregational liturgy. He has performed in various cities in Latin America, mainly in concerts of Jewish Music, both secular and religious. He has also participated in opera and chamber music recitals.


Listen to Services and Discussions with Cantor Kohan

Discussion with Rabbi Michael Siegel and Cantor Jonathan Kohan • Friday, March 19, 2021

Havdalah and Interview with Cantor Jonathan Kohan • Saturday, March 20, 2021

Chatzi Kaddish with Cantor Jonathan Kohan

Chazara with Cantor Jonathan Kohan

Kabbalat Shabbat with Cantor Jonathan Kohan

Ma’ariv with Cantor Jonathan Kohan

Ose Shalom with Cantor Jonathan Kohan

Shalom Aleichem with Cantor Jonathan Kohan


Cantor Kohan’s Video Portfolio

Classic Hazzanut
V’lyrushalayim Ircha (A. Ellstein)
ShmaKoleinu (M. Helfman)
Seu Shearim (S. Naumbourg)

Contemporary Hazzanut
Ledor Vador (M. Finkelstein)
Tefillah L’shalom Hamedina (S. Zim)
Own compositions 

Jewish Secular Music
Frilling (Kaczerginski / Brudno)
Mose Salio de Misraim (Traditional Sephardic)
Eretz, Eretz, Eretz (Sh. Paikov)