In Memoriam: Leon Hyman

On December 31, 2022, Shearith Israel’s choirmaster emeritus, Leon Hyman, passed away.  He was the longest serving employee in the history of Shearith Israel, having been hired in 1955 until his retirement in 2021, an incredible and unsurpassed span of 66 years. 

Over his long career Leon recorded much of our music. The last recording, made in 2022, entitled Leon Hyman: Sabbath Settings, is a collection of Leon’s own compositions and in which Leon talks about his life and career at Shearith Israel.


Below is a selection of his music that you can listen to and/or purchase.

Historic Music of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue: 3 CD Set

Available for purchase from the synagogue office – click here >>


Choral Music of Congregation Shearith Israel

Available to listen – click here >>


American Choral Settings

Available to listen at the Milken Archive of Jewish Music – click here >>


Choir rehearsal videos from 2021

Available to listen – click here >>


Leon Hyman: Sabbath Settings

Available to listen – click here >>

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