||Wechsler Efraim Fishel
Ephraim Fishel Wechsler was born in the Ukraine. He attended a "Cheder". Later he served as a cantor in Dembitz. After a while he studied cantillation in a Conservatory in Krakow. He also attended various continuing courses.After he finished his studies he served as cantor in Kolomyia for four years.
As a Zionist, he immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1931, and settled in Rishon Lezion. Here he was immediately accepted as a cantor at the Great Synagogue. In 1935, when the Baron Rothschild visited Rishon Lezion, Efraim Fishel Wechsler welcomed him on the synagogue's stairs with the blessing "Mi Sheberach".
While working as a cantor he bought land and planted an orchard. In the 50th ( to the 20th century),he went to the United States in the holidays to serve there as a cantor.