Rabbi/Cantor Avraham Sultan
Rabbi/Cantor Avraham Sultan a native of Rabat, Morocco, moved to Montreal at a young age where he began singing on some of the biggest of stages across North America. By 12 years old he was already the acting Chazzan of the Jewish Center of Montreal. Sultan is a graduate of the Superior Conservatory of Music in Montreal. A world-renowned lyric tenor, he is one of the few cantors in the world mastering Sephardic, Yerushalmi and Ashkenaz liturgy. His teachers have included Cantors Samy Elmaghribi z”l (Salomon Amzallag), famous singer for the King of Morroco; Aryeh Ovadia a renowned Jerusalemite cantor and Avrum Wilkominski, opera singer and former Chief Cantor for the Israeli Army. As he was mastering chazzanut, he also focused on becoming a rabbi, following the footsteps of his grandfather. He studied with some of the greatest rabbis we have come to know, holding ordination from the Head of the Jerusalem Rabbinical Courts Eliyahou Atzour, President of the Jerusalem Rabbinical Courts Rabbi Eliyahu Abergel, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Itzhak Kurlitz, Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Shalom Messas and Rishon Letzion Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu. He has successfully served in some of the largest synagogues in North America, South America, Europe and Israel.
RABBI HANANIA (HENRY) ABISROR
Born in Marrakech, Morocco on March 5th, 1951 to Eliyahu and Soulika Abisror, Rabbi Hanania (Henry) Abisror comes from a long line of distinguished descendants. His family’s ancestry dates all the way back to Mordechai Ha’Yehudi and his surname bears ties to Shaul Ha’Melech and the tribe of Binyamin. “I’m very proud of that,” the Rabbi says. Rabbi Abisror learned by example how to blend a pious nature with the heart of a leader. Both his father and paternal grandfather were learned businessmen. The latter, however, was also asheikh, a revered man who successfully governed Jews and Arabs together. His maternal grandfather, whose last name was Danan, was also a prominent Jew in his province. Perhaps it is from his grandfathers, then, that Rabbi Abisror gets his diplomatic nature, unreservedly greeting Jews of every nationality, granting them empathy as well as wisdom from our sages.
At the age of 10, the Rabbi traveled from Morocco to France to learn in the Novardok Yeshivah under Rabbi Gershom Liebman, zt”l. The Yeshivah focused heavily on mussar,as the Rosh Yeshivah was a student of the teachings of Rabbi Yisrael Salantar, zt”l, the father of the mussar movement. As a teenager, Rabbi Abisror went back to Morocco and studied at the Etz Hayim Yeshivah in Tangier. Even more influential, however, was his decision, in 1966, to pilgrimage from Morocco to New York to learn in Brooklyn’s Mir Yeshivah. While there, he developed a close relationship with the Rosh Yeshivah, Rabbi Shraga Moshe Kalmonowitz, zt”l. “I used to spend Shabbat in Rabbi Kalmonowitz’s home and I’m very friendly with his children,” Rabbi Abisror says.
For classes source sheets will be provided
Topic Shiur before 45 min( open to any other times to give those shiurim). Before Mincha Men and women are invited.
1) Remember the covenant of our Ancestors
2)The laws and practices On Sefirat Haomer
3)The secret behind the heavenly bread—the “Mann ”.
4) Pillar of cloud verses Pillar of Deffense
5)The importance to implement the learning of Torah in our lives