Cantor Ari Perelmuter was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to the US in 1999, hired by Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach. He lives in Southern California with his wife and their two boys.
He started his cantorial career at the early age of 13, getting his first paid position at the age of 17. A baritone, he studied voice with R. Mangione (
Later, Ari entered the Bet Asaf School of Chazzanim in Bs.As. dependant of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminar. He held several full-time positions in South America, including Sta. Cruz de la Sierra,
Mr. Perelmuter was Cantor at
Among his collaborations with Congregations throughout the US, Cantor Ari treasures travelling to Synagogue Emanu-El in Charleston, South Carolina to officiate High Holiday Services.
His performances include benefits for the Jewish Federation in the
Cantor Ari's broad repertoire ranges from traditional chazzanut to Yiddish, Ladino, and four other languages. TV broadcasts in
Ari’s voice is rich and full, with the ability of producing the contrasts of a rich cantorial tradition. Whether he is singing prayers or folk music, his “neshamah” is fully exposed.