Lipa Schmeltzer

Born Mar 17, 1978

Elazar Lipa Schmeltzer is an American Hasidic singer and composer. He is a headliner within Hasidic and Haredi communities worldwide and has been called "the Jewish Elvis" and the "Lady Gaga of Hasidic music". Schmeltzer has released 10 solo albums as of 2011. In 2008 he was named to the Forward 50 of most influential Jews.… Read More

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1978 Birth Born on March 17, 1978.


1998 20 Years Old Lipa married his wife Miriam also a native of New Square, on August 27, 1998. … Read More


2008 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Schmeltzer frequently contributes his talents for Jewish benefit performances. He has also written songs and performed in response to tragedies within the Hasidic community. After Chabad shluchim Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg were murdered in a 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai and their two-year-old son Moishe was saved, he wrote the song A Letter to Moishe'le. … Read More
2009 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, one of the signatory rabbis, Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, told the The Jewish Star newspaper that he had no problem with Lipa: "As far as I know he is an ehrliche Yid truly devout Jew." … Read More
2010 32 Years Old In 2010, Schmeltzer built a synagogue in the village of Airmont, New York. … Read More
…  Schmeltzer has released 13 solo albums as of 2014. … Read More
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