Hakham Aryeh Greenberg grew up in the Congregation Ezra Bessaroth where his father served as Rabbi. At a young age he was leading the early parts of Shabbat services and under the tutelage of Hazzan Isaac Azose was taught the special local customs and tunes of the Sephardic community.
In 1990 he was sent by Hakham Solomon Gaon z”l to serve as Hakham of Congregation Sephardic Sha'are Rahamim, Inc. in the Bronx, NY. For the next 9 years he conducted services in the same fashion as he had learned in Seattle.
On the Shabbat of January 1st, 2000 he began his tenure as full-time Hazzan in his childhood synagogue back in Seattle. Among the innovative classes he started was the Me'am Loez/Ladino 2 hour class hosted by Morrie Capelouto at Seattle Curtain Factory. This class continued until Fall 2007 at which time he moved back to New York. The class continues to this day, in a modified form led by Hazzan Azose—and with a recent move to the Summit elder residence—University of Washington Professor Devin Naar.
He has taught Judaic subjects for two periods daily at Northwest Yeshivah High school from 2000-2007. During this time he developed his patented system for teaching Jewish Law in an orderly and memorable way, wedding Maimonides' organizational masterpiece to the best of the art of memory techniques. Since 2008, in the large Judaic libraries of New York, he has continued to develop this and other teaching techniques in addition to tutoring students in person and by phone as well as at Sephardic Adventure Camp in a strikingly effective and memorable style.