This exhibit is sponsored by Congregation Ezra Bessaroth
Hazak Uvaruch - May You Be Strengthened and Blessed: Celebrating Ike Azose's 90 Years
Born into a Turkish Sephardic Family in Seattle, Hazzan Isaac “Ike” Azose absorbed and retained his cultural traditions. Seattle’s unique environment with a large population percentage of Sephardic Jews further cultivated Ike’s education and supported his family’s teachings. Stepping up as a spiritual leader, Ike’s gifted voice has been heard at Sephardic Bikur Holim, Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, and across the world. Ike’s dedication to preserving the Ladino language and Sephardic ways of life through publishing prayer books and recording his music are profoundly inspiring. This digital exhibit is a small commemoration of his life’s work in celebration of his 90th birthday.
Hazzaan Isaac "Ike" Azose, ca. 2012. Image courtesy Ike Azose