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Abraham Lopes Cardozo

Abraham Lopes Cardozo (1914–2006) was hazzan of Congregation Shearith Israel, the historic Spanish and Portuguese synagogue in New York City.

Biography

Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, he was the great-grandson of the Chief Rabbi of the Sephardic community in Amsterdam. In 1939 he was appointed by Queen Wilhelmina to be the rabbi of the Sephardic community in Surinam. He became assistant hazzan at Shearith Israel in 1946 and continued to 1986. On June 7, 2000, he was invested as a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.[1]

Rabbi Cardozo died on February 21, 2006.

References

External links

  • Music of Abraham Lopes Cardozo
  • The Western Sephardi Liturgical Tradition
  • Congregation Shearith Israel - The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in New York City
  • Portuguese Synagoge in Amsterdam
  • Papers of Abraham and Irma Lopes Cardozo.; ASF AR-8; American Sephardi Federation, New York, NY.
  • New York Times obituary
  • As I Lived It by Irma Miriam Lopes Carodozo – ISBN 978-1-4499-1790-6 – memoirs of Abraham Lopes Cardozo's wife



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