“My grandfather was a Russian-Jewish immigrant who lived in Northern Ireland and apparently when he sang in the synagogue, he made everyone cry.” –Jessie Ware

Our Kosher River Cruises just got more enticing than ever! IWorld of Travel, Traveland & Gordon Cruises are thrilled to announce that Cantor Yaakov Motzen, a globally recognized Tel Aviv native and fifth generation of a family of Cantors, will be joining our inaugural Kosher River Cruise series!

Motzen attended the Kol Torah, Be’er Yaakov and Ponovezh yeshivot in Israel and studied music and vocal technique with the late Yosef Goland, the principal baritone in the Berlin opera in the late 1920’s. He also studied liturgy with the renowned Cantor Yitzchak Eshel, obm. Cantor Motzen held the position of Chief Cantor in Givatayim, Haifa, and Ramat Gan, and sang on Kol Yisrael radio and television. During his fifty years of experience, he has performed in concert in many parts of the world, and with his heartfelt davening and singing, as well as his engaging personality, he has become a favorite of cruise guests. 

Now there is 𝗮𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗜𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗹’𝘀 𝗜𝗻𝗮𝘂𝗴𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗞𝗼𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗥𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗲—not only for the highest quality gourmet Kosher cuisine, extraordinary onboard amenities, fascinating lectures, live local musical performances, meaningful Jewish Heritage excursions in marvelous destinations off-ship, deep Jewish cultural immersion not found anywhere else, a Rabbi and synagogue on the ship—BUT ALSO Cantor Yaakov Motzen!

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