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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, granddaughter 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.

Rabbis Emeriti

Rabbi Ronnie Cahana


From a long rabbinic line, Swedish-born and US-raised, educated, and ordained, Rabbinical Assembly member, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana has enjoyed an international rabbinate.  He held pulpits in Bolivia, Sweden, USA and Canada before becoming   Congregation Beth-El’s rabbi in 2001 and now serving as the SZBE Rabbi Emeritus.  A lifelong activist, Rabbi Cahana earned a Swedish Peace Prize for co-founding the Nordic Center for Inter-religious Dialogue and for his peace mission during the Bosnian War.  He is also a 2012 recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal “for significant contribution to Canada”.  

Since his stroke in 2011, Rabbi Cahana has devoted his free-time to writing Divrei Torah for the Amen Institute, poetry for his blog, and he’s currently working on a series, called Locked-Down Poetry, for which he received a Canada Council Arts Grant. 

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.

Mon, 17 January 2022 15 Shevat 5782