Baruch Cohon has served as rabbi and/or cantor in California congregations including 11 years at Valley Beth Israel, 21 years at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills , and as lecturer and discussion leader for University of Judaism , Hebrew Union College , and Jewish Centers of L.A. He received his BA from UCLA, studying arranging and film orchestration with Boris Kremenliev while majoring in Motion Pictures. He studied cantorial music with A. Z. Idelsohn and Jacob Beimel, and received rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Dr. Henoch Singer. He was musical editor on the 3rd edition of Idelsohn's Jewish Song Book, and wrote "The Structure of the Synagogue Prayer Chant" for the American Musicological Society Journal. His recordings include Generation to Generation (SCB Records), The Complete Passover Sing-along Seder and You Can't Lose 'em All (Worldwide Success Records). His book "Songs for my People" was published in 2007.