CANTOR DANIEL BENLOLO

Born in Casablanca, Morocco and the youngest of 12 children, Cantor Daniel Benlolo and his family settled in Quebec – cradle of Canadian Sefardia – in the early 1970’s. Fluent in French, English, Arabic and Hebrew, he attended the Rabbinical College of Canada and became Chazzan (Cantor) of the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue of Montreal at the age of 17, a position which he held for eight years.

In 1991, Cantor Benlolo received a prestigious scholarship from the Maybaum Foundation to study Ashkenazi, Yemenite, Syrian and other forms of Sephardi Cantorial styles at the Belz School of Jewish Music, an affiliate of Yeshiva University in New York. He is a multi-talented artisan whose ketubot (wedding certificates) and other beautiful Judaic art have been published in a variety of books and publications. His passion for singing and stage have led him to perform in several countries including Venezuela, the United Kingdom, Israel, South America and the United States.

Cantor Benlolo is the recipient of the Elaine Rabin Social Service Award, the 2013 Governor General Caring Canadian Award and the 2004 United Way Community Builder Award for his dedication and commitment to helping others in the community. He uses his musical and vocal talents to benefit innumerable charitable organizations and is enthusiastically involved in promoting North American and worldwide Jewry. His interfaith and multicultural work was acknowledged when the Universal Peace Federation and Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace recognized him as an Ambassador for Peace for his efforts and for contributing to the fulfillment of the hope of all ages to live in a unified world of peace.

Cantor Daniel Benlolo
514.484.1122 ext. 108
cantor@shaarezedek.ca

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