<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>SASIG - Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy: </TITLE> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=utf-16LE" > <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Language" CONTENT="english;hebrew"> <META NAME="DESCRIPTION" CONTENT="SA-SIG provides information of interest to those researching Jewish family history in the communities of South Africa, Lesotho (Basutoland), Botswana (Bechuanaland), Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia), Zambia (Northern Rhodesia), Swaziland, Moambique and the former Belgian Congo."> <meta name="document-rights" content="Copyright Work"> <meta name="Copyright" content="JewishGen, Inc. 2003-2017"> <meta NAME="OWNER" CONTENT="JewishGen, Inc."> <META NAME="rating" CONTENT="General"> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Language" CONTENT="en"> <meta name="classification" content="Genealogy"> <META NAME="distribution" CONTENT="Global"> <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="INDEX,FOLLOW"> <meta name="revisit-after" content="40 Days"> <META NAME="KEYWORDS" CONTENT="africa,ancestor,ancestry,blood,bloodline,descent,descendants,family,genealogy,genealogical,genealogist,heir,heiress,heirship,hereditary,heredity,history,jew,jewish,line,lineage,pedigree,south,stock,tree,tribe"> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../stylesheet.css"> </HEAD> <BODY TEXT="#000000" LINK="#0000FF" VLINK="#000080" ALINK="#FF0000" BGCOLOR="#F0E68C"> <BASEFONT FACE="Arial,Times,Univers" SIZE="4" COLOR="#000000"> <!-- =============================== --> <A NAME="TOP"></A> <!-- begin:table to set screen width --> <TABLE BORDER="4" BORDERCOLOR="#FFC000" BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" WIDTH="640" CELLPADDING="8" ALIGN="CENTER"><TR><TD> <!-- =============================== --> <font size="3">Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy Special Interest Group (SA-SIG)</font> <BR><SMALL>http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/rabbis&amp;cantors/lerer_shmuel/index.htm</SMALL> <BR><SMALL>Click on the BACK button to return to the <I>Rabbis &amp; Cantors</I> page.</SMALL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT SIZE=5>Chazzan Shmuel Lerer</FONT> <BR>Chairman and Honorary President of <br>the Cantors and Choirmasters Association of S.A.</P> <BR> In the photograph below Chazzan Lerer is seated fourth from the left. A short biographical note is appended below the photograph. Below that is a repeat of the photograph but with the names of several chazzanim kindly provided by Gilad Lerer, Chazzan Lerer's son. Below that is an image of the cover of a collection of prayers by Chazzan Lerer and entitled <i><font class="georgia-12pt">Rejoicing and Prayer</font></i>. <BR>&nbsp;<br> <div align="center"> <img src="Cantors_and_Choirmasters_Assoc_SAfrica.jpg" width="600" border="0"> <br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br> <big>Chazzanim, some named, at the Beth Hachazan, <br>Johannesburg, circa 1974-76</big> <br><img src="Chazzanim-CCAS-South_Africa-2017.jpg" border="1"> <table border="0" width="600" cellpadding="0"> <tr height="32" valign="bottom"><td colspan="2">Standing [<small>right-to-left</small>]</td></tr> <tr><td width="300" align="right"><font class="hebrew-18pt"></font></td><td width="300">&nbsp; Chazzan Deutsch (Yeoville)</td></tr> <tr><td width="300" align="right"><font class="hebrew-18pt"></font></td><td width="300">&nbsp; Chazzan Davidowitz</td></tr> <tr><td width="300" align="right"><font class="hebrew-18pt"></font></td><td width="300">&nbsp; Chazzan Dudu Fisher</td></tr> <tr><td width="300" align="right"><font class="hebrew-18pt"></font></td><td width="300">&nbsp; Chazzan Chaim Eliezer Hershtik</td></tr> <tr><td width="300" align="right"><font class="hebrew-18pt"></font></td><td width="300">&nbsp; Chazzan Dvir</td></tr> <tr><td width="300" align="right"><font class="hebrew-18pt"></font></td><td width="300">&nbsp; Chazzan Eliyahu Greenblat</td></tr> <tr height="32" valign="bottom"><td colspan="2">Seated [<small>right-to-left</small>]</td></tr> <tr><td width="300" align="right"><font class="hebrew-18pt"></font></td><td width="300">&nbsp; Chazzan Tzvi Rosen</td></tr> <tr><td width="300" align="right">?&nbsp;&nbsp;<font class="hebrew-18pt"></font></td><td width="300">&nbsp; Chazzan Chaitowitz ?</td></tr> <tr><td width="300" align="right"><font class="hebrew-18pt"></font></td><td width="300">&nbsp; Chazzan Shmuel Lerer</td></tr> <tr><td width="300" align="right"><font class="hebrew-18pt">(?)</font></td><td width="300">&nbsp; Conductor Shlomo(?) Colman </td></tr> <tr><td width="300" align="right"><font class="hebrew-18pt"></font></td><td width="300">&nbsp; Chazzan Singer (Etz Chayim Shul)</td></tr> <tr><td width="300" align="right"><font class="hebrew-18pt"></font></td><td width="300">&nbsp; Chazzan Avraham Salomon (Lion's Shul)</td></tr> </table> <tr><td align="center"><a name="1"></a> <img src="rina_tefilah-x256.jpg" border="0" alt="Hover to display" onmouseout="this.src='rina_tefilah-x256.jpg';" onmouseover="this.src='rina_tefilah-x600.jpg';"/> <br> The cover of a collection of prayers by Chazzan Lerer and entitled <i>Rejoicing and Prayer</i> <br>To enlarge the image, please hover the cursor within the image area.</td> </tr> <BR>&nbsp;<BR>&nbsp;<BR> <!-- end: table to set screen width --> </TD></TR> <tr><td align="center"><BR>&nbsp;<BR><img src="1.jpg" width="620"><br> At the opening cermony of Beth HaChazzan in Johannesburg (31.7.1975)<BR>&nbsp;<BR></td></tr> <tr><td align="center"><BR>&nbsp;<BR><img src="2.jpg" width="620"><br> The letter of appointment as Honorary Life President of the Canters & Choirmasters Association of South Africa (September 1977)<BR>&nbsp;<BR> </td></tr> <tr><td align="center"><BR>&nbsp;<BR><img src="3.jpg" width="620"><br>Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, Doornfontein, Johannesburg<BR>&nbsp;<BR></td></tr> <tr><td align="center"><BR>&nbsp;<BR><img src="4.jpg" width="620"><br>Beth Hachazzan 1 [from left: Cantor Eliyahu Greenblat, Cantor Singer, Choirmaster Kolman, Cantor Shmuel Lerer].<BR>&nbsp;<BR></td></tr> <tr><td align="center"><BR>&nbsp;<BR><img src="5.jpg" width="620"><br>Beth Hachazzan 2 [from left: Cantor S. Mandel, Choirmaster Kolman, Cantor Shmuel Lerer, Cantor Chaitowitz.] <BR>&nbsp;<BR> <img src="../../images-sys/magendav.jpg"> <BR>&nbsp;<BR> </td></tr> </TABLE> </BODY> </HTML>