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Any extra funds raised will be donated to our Mitzvah Meal fund, in honor of Rabbi Farber's dedication to our community

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Rabbi Avrohom M. Farber  served as Chazan of Congregation Ohab Zedek from 1981 to 2017. At the age of 18 he went to study at Yeshiva Eitz Chaim in Montreaux, Switzerland. There he learned until receiving Smicha in 1964 from a distinguished group of Rabbonim that included the world-renowned Halachic Gaon Rav Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg and the Gatesheader Rav, Rabbi Rackoff.

In 1965, Rabbi Farber moved to the United States and lived on the West Side since then to 2017. He started teaching in Mesivta Joseph Breuer in Washington Heights in 1968 and began as principal of the Midchester Jewish Center Hebrew School in 1973. At both institutions, his devotion to teaching made him a respected and beloved figure.

His activities on the West Side have made him a leading member of the community here as well. Rabbi Farber  served well as Chazan of Ohab Zedek since 1981, delighting the Congregation week after week, with his charming melodies. He also worked ably for various charities including F.R.E.E. and Yeshivat Migdal Ohr.

Rabbi Farber is survived by his wife, Esther - in her own right  a respected personality on the Upper West Side, and their children and grandchildren. Morah Esther's nursery school is a West Side landmark, and together they ran a day camp in Tannersville, New York.

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