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Rabbi Zolly Claman

Biography soon.










Chazan Sheini

Reverend Amiel Bender

TBDJ is home to Reverend Amiel Bender.  Amiel is well known in the Montreal Jewish community, having served at Beth Ora in St. Laurent for many years in the capacity of Chazzan Sheini and Director of Youth and Programming. A psychologist and Captain in the Israel Armed Forces, Amiel has also formed a great bond with many of the youth in our community, through his work teaching and directing music at Hebrew Academy and other institutions. Amiel is a part of TBDJ along with his family: Mrs. Cheryl Bender, a registered nurse who is the coordinator of Federation CJA’s West Island Family Institute; Naftali, a newlywed and lawyer in Ottawa; Ayelet, an English Literature and Fashion major at Bar Ilan University; Uri, a student in McGill pre-med; Yakir and Chagit, both students at Hebrew Academy. Amiel can be reached at




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Sun, 2 October 2022 7 Tishrei 5783