Cantor Zvi Weiss was born in the United States in 1986, while his father served as cantor throughout the country.
As a youth, he was interested in Chazonus and his vocal talents were noticed by many. He was a close disciple of Cantor Shalom Lantosh.
After his marriage, Levie Kanes noticed his unique skills and great potential and took him under his wing. He began to specialize thoroughly in the field of cantorial music at the Tel Aviv cantorial school with the late Cantor Yitzchak Eshel and Cantor Naftali Herstik.
The next person to take notice of Cantor Weiss was Maestro Dr. Mordechai Sobol, who agreed to be his mentor, and made him his protege. Cantor Weiss recently appeared in several concerts with the greatest cantors under Dr Sobol’s baton, accompanied by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Cantor Zvi Weiss served as head cantor in the synagogue, Ahavas Torah, Englewood, New Jersey and replaced Cantor Chaim Adler after he left and went to serve as head cantor at the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem.
Two years ago he released his debut album called “Master of the Universe” with arrangements by musician Menachem Bristovski. The album was received warmly among lovers of cantors and Jewish music.
Recently he recorded a single of a special performance of Cantor David Koussevitzky’s Ana Avda, arranged by Dr. Mordechai Sobol.
His most recent engagement was as the Chief cantor of the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem for the High Holidays 5777.