Music

About Menachem Chokron

Menachem was born in Afula, Israel, to an ultra-orthodox family.
His siblings are all musicians, but his father who wanted Menachem to be a rabbi ignored his musical skills, claiming he shouldn’t spend time on music.
While Menachem’s siblings got their lessons and instruments sponsored, he had to struggle and self-study music (and English).

When Menachem attended yeshiva, they wouldn’t allow him to play the guitar, so he had to sneak out to practice. Eventually, after a long fight, he got permission to play 15 minutes a week at the rabbi’s house.

After all, Menachem became a gifted musician, proving them all wrong, thank God.

Up until the year before covid-19 Menachem was fully booked, performing all over the country for non-orthodox audiences.

Even though the pandemic has put him in a stressful financial situation, he is determined to finish his first original song which in his perspective is meant to form a bridge between the cultural dimensions in Israel and hopefully in the world.

Menachem had his share of fights for music and is ready for more.

Menachem Chokron

Music

Netanya, Israel