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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 three young boys named Shaya, Yahav and Eden.


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.

Sun, 27 September 2020 9 Tishrei 5781