The New Synagogue of Long Island
The Synagogue for Spiritual Judaism

Cantor Irene Failenbogen

Cantor Irene Failenbogen is a singer-songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a crossover artist who has performed in operas, musical comedies, and theatre. A graduate of the National School of Dance in Buenos Aires, Cantor Irene has become well-known for her unique integration of singing, acting and body expression.


She was trained as a Hazzan in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and lead liturgical services for Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, and Shabbat. Since her arrival to New York, Cantor Irene has been a spiritual and musical leader at congregations around the United States, including the Bayshore Jewish Centre and Temple Judea in New York, and Congregation Ahavas Achim in Keene, New Hampshire.


Her passion for music and body-mind and spirit experiences has uplifted her throughout her life. Cantor Irene is also a Yoga practitioner and teacher. She offers a workshop called “Om Shalom” where she integrates a yoga practice with Jewish chanting and prayer. Her song “Om Shalom” is her unique way to express her faith in humanity and the oneness of peace that human interaction can bring to the world.