Petirah of Famed Chazan, Singer and Composer R’ Shimon Kugel Z”L

candleWe regret to inform you of the Petirah of world renowned Chazan, Singer and composer Reb Shimon Kugel Z”L, who was Niftar Thursday night following a heart attack.

Reb Shimon Z”L, in his sixties, was well-known for his concerts, Kumzitzin and the sort, but what was much less known, was the thousands of people he would cheer up with his many talents.

Reb Shimon Z”L, who resided in New York, would regularly visit the sick and elderly, bringing them joy through his singing, music, and warm personality.

The Niftar was brought to Eretz Yisroel for Kevurah.

67910He leaves behind his wife, and several children. One of the children, Mrs. Brina Sturman, will be sitting Shivah on Motzei Shabbos only at her home in Lakewood, 5 Devash Court.

The rest of the family is sitting Shiva in New York and Eretz Yisroel.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.


See below a promo video he released in 2009.

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  1. Anoher sweet voice leaving us. He was a nice man with a beautiful voice. A successor of Reb Shlomo Carlebach. May his family be consoled among the mourners of Zion and Yerusholaym.

  2. a young man, so sad. I will say, however, he did pass on his amazing singing talent to his grandson, Dovid, who sings beautifully, ke”h and with a water-on-glass smoothness.

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