Events at Magen David
Magen David Sephardic Congregation Welcomes
Rabbi Avraham Sultan - Scholar In Residence
Friday and Saturday, December 12 & 13 - Parasha Vayeshev
Friday evening Dec 12
Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat4:15 pm
Communal Shabbat dinner to honor Rabbi Sultan, starting approximately between 5:45 and 6pm
$18 per adult (13 and over)
$12 children 4-12
Children 3 and under are free
Please RSVP by Dec 9th
Pay directly from our website using this link
Saturday Morning Dec 13
Shaharit - 8:30am (Rabbi Sultan will be leading Musaf, reading Torah, and will deliver a D'var Torah)
Kiddush lunch to follow services
Minha - 4:00 pm, followed by Seudah Shelisheet and D'var Torah by Rabbi Sultan.
Arvit followed by Havdalah - 5:10 pm
Shabbat ends at 5:21 pm
Saturday evening Dec 13
Meleve Malka - Sriqui-Haim Social Hall
7:30 pm-no charge, but donations appreciated
Singing and shmoozing with Rabbi Sultan
Desserts, coffee, tea to be served
Please plan on attending so Rabbi Sultan can experience the warmth and welcome of the entire Magen David community!
Rabbi Avraham Sultan emigrated with his family from Rabat, Morocco to Montreal, Canada at the age of five. Three years later he started to sing as a soloist in weddings and concerts around North America and weekly in the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of Montreal choir under the leadership of Salomon Amzallag. By 13, he was the acting Hazan of the Jewish Center of Montreal.
As a young adult, he decided to combine his passion with formal education and training at the Shehebar Sephardic Center with Rabbi Sammy Kassin in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel where he was ordained as Rabbi, Shochet, Mohel and Sofer by the Sephardic Chief Rabbinate of Jerusalem. A Lyric Tenor Hazan as well, Rabbi Sultan is knowledgeable and experienced with Moroccan, Yerushalmi and Ashkenazi Piyuttim.
Rabbi Sultan has served the communities of Caracas, Venezuela, Malaga, Spain, and San Francisco, while also continuing to perform concerts across North America and Europe.
In 1997 he returned to Montreal as the Chief Hazan at the Adath Israel Poale Tzedek Anshei Ozerrof Congregation where he served for the next 10 years and taught at the Safra campus of Ecole Maimonides High School during the entire decade. Additionally, Rabbi Sultan was chaplain for the Jewish Federation of Montreal, counseling members as well as lecturing on medical ethics.
From 2007 to 2013, Rabbi Sultan was the Senior Hazan of Shaarei Shomayim Congregation in Toronto, the largest Orthodox congregation in the city.
Rabbi Sultan currently resides with his wife Raquel and their four boys, in South Florida where he teaches Judaic and Hebrew studies at the Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy and serves as the Rabbi/Chaplain of the SeaSide and Grand Court of Lakes Assisted Living Facilities.
Light It Up! MDSC Hanukkah Party
Saturday, December 20, 8pm at MDSC
Dinner, dancing, and a surprise performance!
Full spread of shawarma, falafal, and more!
DJ spinning the best of both US and International tunes all night!
Brought to you by the Magen David Men's Club We put the "Men" in Menorah
$40 per person in advance
$50 per person at the door
register through this link by 3pm on Dec 19 for the advance ticket price.