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About Our Chazzan

About Our Chazzan

Rabbi Avrohom M. Farber has served as Chazan of Congregation Ohab Zedek since 1981. 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 has lived on the West Side since then. He has taught in Mesivta Joseph Breuer in Washington Heights since 1968 and has served as principal of the Midchester Jewish Center Hebrew School since 1973. At both institutions, his devotion to teaching has 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 has served well as Chazan of Ohab Zedek since 1981, delighting the Congregation week after week, with his charming melodies. He has worked ably for various charities including F.R.E.E. and Yeshivat Migdal Ohr.

Rabbi Farber's wife, Esther in her own right is a respected personality on the Upper West Side. Morah Esther's nursery school is a West Side landmark. Together they run a day camp in Tannersville, New York. Rabbi and Mrs. Farber have two children, Chaya and Dovid. Rabbi and Mrs. Farber also frequently host lively Shabbos meals.

Sat, 29 April 2017 3 Iyyar 5777