Elli Jaffe was born in Jerusalem and graduated with distinction from the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem, later studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has conducted all of Israel’s major orchestras, and he holds the title of honorary guest conductor of the Prague Symphony Orchestra. He is artistic director of the music department of Ovir Yeshiva High School for Art and of the Jerusalem School for Cantorial Art and music director of the Jerusalem Great Synagogue Choir, with which he has made numerous world tours. Jaffe has published an encyclopedic instructional set for the entire annual cycle of Hebrew liturgy. Also an accomplished composer, his First Symphony was performed by the Israel Philharmonic, and his Wind Quintet was premiered by that orchestra’s wind ensemble.