Shlomo Katz is a contemporary religious Jewish musician in Israel.


Shlomo Katz was born in New Jersey, USA,son of Cantor Avsholom Katz.[1] His family moved to Israel when he was nine years old and he has subsequently moved back and forth between California and Israel. While studying in a Herzliya yeshiva, Katz was introduced to the music and teachings of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach[2].

Katz received his rabbinical ordination at Yeshivat HaMivtar in Efrat under Rosh HaYeshiva, Rav Chaim Brovender[3]. Shlomo has been invited as Scholar in Residence to university campuses and synagogues to teach Torah and give concerts, lead Melave Malkas and kumsitzim. He was the lead Baal Tefilah and spiritual guide in the Carlebach Minyan of Beth Jacob of Beverly Hills.

His brother, Eitan, is also a well known performer and the two often perform together.[1]

Musical genre

Shlomo was born into a family of musicians, most notably his father Cantor Avshalom Katz. As a youth he sang in choirs and was trained in violin for seven years[4]. Shlomo eventually switched to guitar and is best known for his performances with that instrument. He is a headliner in the post-Carlebach musical movement performing both his own compositions and covers[5].


  • Eilecha: Avshalom Katz Presents (with Eitan Katz)
  • Biglal Avos (with Eitan Katz)
  • V'Hacohanim (2006)
  • K'Shoshana (with Chaim Dovid and Aharon Razel (2008)
  • Malei Olam (2009)[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Video interview with Shlomo & Eitan Katz, Yoni Kampinsky, Arutz-7, 9/10/2009
  2. The accidental musician, Jerusalem Post, DANIEL FARBER, Jul 14, 2004
  3. Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo Teacher Bios
  4. Pirsumei Nisa bio
  5. The Katz Party, Jerusalem Post, Jun 29, 2006
  6. Jerusalem Post, Aug 7, 2009

External link

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at Shlomo Katz. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

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