Duvid Swirsky

Nefesh Music Director

Duvid Swirsky

Duvid Swirsky

Nefesh Music Director

Duvid has been with Nefesh since the beginning and we are lucky to have him as the Nefesh music director. He is a musician, producer and singer-songwriter from Israel living in Los Angeles.

Duvid is a co-founder of one of the most popular Jewish-Israeli bands, MOSHAV, with over 8 records and 100,000 CD sales. ​MOSHAV​ brings their fiery blend of traditional and original music to audiences across the world.

In 2012, Duvid formed the indie pop band Distant Cousins, creating music for TV, film, and a variety of artists. Credits include “This Is Where I Leave You” (Warner Bros), “A Million Little Things” (ABC network) , “Daddy’s Home” (Paramount) ,”How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Dreamworks), and MLB Network.

Duvid grew up in a musical village in the hills between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, performing at an early age with Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Duvid’s parents had come to Israel in the early 70’s. “When we were growing up”, explains Duvid, “the only electrical appliance in the house was a record player. So, while American kids might be growing up watching television and playing video games, we were listening to the records our parents brought with them- Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Neil Young”. In 1999, Duvid and his band moved to Los Angeles to sign a record deal with SONY JMG. There, Duvid lept head first into the vibrant Los Angeles music scene- creating music with Grammy award winning musicians and producers Ron Aniello (Bruce Springsteen, Guster, Barenaked Ladies) Cliff Norrell (Sting, REM, No Doubt), Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters, Wallflowers) and Arron Embery (Jane’s Addiction, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros).

Duvid is married and has two boys, both of whom love to strum the guitar.

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About Nefesh

Rabbi Susan Goldberg


Rebecca Howard

Executive Director

Duvid Swirsky

Music Director

Sally Dworsky

Associate Music Director

Ellen Kennedy

Program Manager

Bobby Apperson

Web & Social Media

Ari Herstand


Ian Schiffer

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