Friday, April 7, 2017

Cantor Avraham Hillman, OB"M

By Rabbi Ben Elton
Chief Rabbi Great Synagogue Sydney, Australia

I was so sad to hear that Chazzan Avraham Hillman has passed away. He was a thrilling Chazan at the bimah. His High Holiday services, Sefirat HaOmer and even a regular Shabbat were always moving, passionate and creative. 

He spent much of his week visiting patients in hospital, including my late grandmother. 

He was a student of Leib Glanz, and to hear him sing his teacher's Shema Yisrael was a privilege. His davenning was a highlight of my teenage religious development. He was beloved in Manchester and beyond. 

He was a true shaliach tzibbur and a tzaddik. Yehi zichro baruch.

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