Mikhail Manevich

Cantor

Cantor Mikhail Manevich was appointed Cantor at Washington Hebrew Congregation in 1989. In addition to infusing services and life cycle events with the warmth and power of his signature tenor, he has introduced innovative musical formats and diverse cultural influences into the worship experience. During his tenure with the Congregation, Cantor Manevich has performed at all the major concert halls of Washington, D.C., including the Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, and the National Cathedral. His voice can be heard on six solo recordings, as well as two albums of duets with Cantor Bortnick. Born in Leningrad, Cantor Manevich attended Glinka's Choir School and received a degree in choral conducting from Leningrad State Conservatory of Music. After immigrating to the United States in 1976, he studied at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's School of Sacred Music, where he conducted the choir. He served Temple Emanu-EI of Livingston, New Jersey as Cantor before joining Washington Hebrew Congregation. He and his wife, Ema, are the parents of three adult children and doting grandparents to three young grandchildren.