Lubin, Abraham

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LUBIN, ABRAHAM (1937– ), ḥazzan. Lubin was born in London and immigrated to Israel in his youth. He sang in the Shirat Yisrael choir in Jerusalem with the cantor Zalman *Rivlin. In 1950 he returned to London and studied in Yeshivat Etz Haim and also furthered his studies in cantorial liturgy at Jews' College, and continued his musical studies, the culmination of which was his Doctor of Music degree honoris causa from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He settled in America in 1958 and from 1968 was cantor to the Rodfei Zedek congregation of Chicago. He was active in the Cantors' Assembly and also its president (1995–97), as well as an editor of the Journal of Synagogue Music. He published numerous articles and studies concerning the history of prayer and liturgy, including "The Influence of Jewish Music and Thought in Certain Works of Leonard *Bernstein." As a concert artist he was well versed in Hebrew, Israeli, and Yiddish songs and appeared in concert recitals throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel.

[Akiva Zimmerman /

Raymond Goldstein (2nd ed.)]