By COLlive reporter
Chazan Yisroel Dovid Lesches, who has been interning this past year at the Lincoln Square Synagogue, was appointed Assistant Chazan of the iconic Manhattan shul.
He will alternate shabbosim with the shul’s head chazzan, the renowned Yanky Lemmer.
The Lincoln Square Synagogue was founded in 1964 by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, who had a special relationship with the Rebbe. Under his direction, it grew into one of the flagship shuls of modern Orthodox Jewry.
As a young child, Lesches was drawn to Jewish music and the vocal arts. Born in Sydney, Australia, he surrounded by synagogues with first-class chazzonim and choirs. He received an education in chazzanus from an early age.
After studying bel canto vocal technique for over a decade, Lesches joined the Lincoln Square Synagogue as Cantorial Intern in 2016, and was appointed Assistant Cantor in 2017.
“His sweet, high, smooth tenor voice perfectly suits his style of combining stirring melodies with overtones of the traditional cantorial sound,” the Lincoln Square Synagogue said on its website. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Ruthy.
Full schedule at: http://www.lss.org/chazzan