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Rabbi Aubrey Glazer

Aubrey L. Glazer,PhD, (University of Toronto, 2005) is senior rabbi of Congregation Shaare Zion, (Montreal, Canada) and director of Panui (San Francisco, California), an incubator for contemplative practice and conscious community building. Aubrey is a teacher in demand in many contexts, from federations to rabbinical school seminaries to universities and Jewish meditation retreats. Aubrey’s writing has been featured in popular media like the Montreal Gazette, La Presse, and CJN as well as his most recent books including: Mystical Vertigo (Academic Studies Press, 2013); Tangle of Matter & Ghost: Leonard Cohen’s Post-Secular Songbook of Mysticism(s) Jewish & Beyond (Academic Studies Press, 2017). A fuller list of his numerous publications can be viewed at:


Cantor Adam Stotland

Adam is a graduate of Concordia University where he studied music. A native Montrealer, Adam went to Hebrew Academy and spent many summers at Camp Massad. Upon graduating high school, Adam spent some time in Israel learning in Yeshiva. A lyric tenor vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Adam has spent the last decade singing and performing at concerts and weddings here in Montreal and throughout North America, Europe and Israel. Married to Yahel Farkas, grandaughter of long-time Shaare Zion members Louis and Valerie Farkas (z'l), Adam and Yahel have 4 young children, three boys  Shaya, Yahav, Eden and a daughter Aria.


Reverend Asher Tannenbaum


Asher studied at the Bar Ilan University and has degrees from both Concordia and McGill Universities. Before joining Shaare Zion Congregation in 2004, Asher was the Ritual Director at Congregation Beth David in Toronto. He married his wife Heather in 1997 and they have two children, Benjamin, born in 2001, and Madelyn, born in 2007. In his free time, Asher enjoys spending time with his family and working on his golf game.

Rabbi Lionel Moses


Rabbi Lionel Moses is the Rabbi Emeritus of Shaare Zion Congregation, where he served as its spiritual leader for 23 years from 1995 until 2018. Rabbi Moses is a native of Toronto and a graduate of the University of Toronto, where he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Masters degree in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. Rabbi Moses was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1977 and has held pulpits in New York City and in Sacramento California. He is a Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute and currently chairs the National Beit Din of the Conservative Movement. Currently, he is serving as the Interim Rabbi of Mosaic Law Congregation, his former congregation in Sacramento.

Sun, 13 June 2021 3 Tammuz 5781