Gabbai

A gabbai (Hebrew: גבאי‎), also known as shamash שמש or warden (UK, similar to churchwarden) is a beadle or sexton, a person who assists in the running of synagogue services in some way. The role may be undertaken on a voluntary or paid basis.

A "shamash" (literally "servant") can also mean an assistant to a rabbi (particularly the secretary or personal assistant to a Hassidic Rebbe).

Read more about Gabbai:  Duties, Etymology, Dress, Further Reading

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Shamas - Duties
... The gabbai is responsible for calling congregants up to the Torah in some synagogues, the gabbai stands next to the Torah reader, holding a version of the text with vowels and trop ... A gabbai's obligations might also include maintaining a Jewish cemetery ...
Yisroel Meir Gabbai - Grave Restoration
... In 1980, Gabbai traveled to the Soviet Union for the first time to visit the grave of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov in Uman, Ukraine ... In 1989, after the fall of Communism, Gabbai began his work of identifying and restoring Jewish holy sites in the Former Soviet Union ... In Medzhybizh, Ukraine, burial place of the Baal Shem Tov, Gabbai was instrumental in refurbishing the Baal Shem Tov's grave and ohel, which also covers the graves of the Degel Machaneh Ephraim ...
Meir Ben Ezekiel Ibn Gabbai
... Meir ben Ezekiel ibn Gabbai (Hebrew מאיר בן יחזקאל אבן גבאי) was a Kabbalist born in Spain toward the end of 1480, and living probably in the East ... him in regard to his doctrine of the Sefirot, Gabbai basing his work on Azriel of Gerona's Perush 'Eser Sefirot ... Gabbai regarded the Zohar as the canonical book of the Kabbala ...
Spinka (Hasidic Dynasty) - Fraud Scandal
... On December 19, 2007, Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Weisz, his Gabbai, and six other men were charged in connection with an alleged tax fraud scheme in Los Angeles ... Kasirer engaged in conversations with Spinka leaders included gabbai Moshe Zigelman ... The defendants in the case gabbai Moshe Zigelman (max 18 months), Grand Spinka Rebbe Weisz (two years), Roth (sentenced to 14 months), Tel Aviv lawyer Jacob Kantor (fugitive ...