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Rabbi/Cantor Mendel Abramowitz continues family tradition

WORCESTER – Rabbi/Cantor Mendel Abramowitz will conduct High Holiday services this year with Rabbi Yakov Blotner at Congregation Shaarai Torah West in Worcester. Rabbi Abramowitz, who was raised in Worcester, comes from a long line of chazzanim. For more than 30 years, his father, Cantor David Abramowitz, was the beloved chazzan of Congregation Shaarai Torah West. Due to illness, Cantor David Abramowitz is unable to assume his cantorial duties. Fortunately, his son, who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., agreed to step forward and will once again serve as cantor for the High Holidays. “I was inspired by my father to be a chazzan and I am just so pleased to be leading the congregation in his place,” he said. Congregation Shaarai Torah West’s High Holiday services are open to the entire community.

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