1939, he was appointed by Queen Wilhemina of the Netherlands
to be the Rabbi of the Sephardic Congregation in Paramaribo,
capital of Suriname, South America. In 1945, he joined the
clergy of the historic Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue,
Shearith Israel in New York City, founded in 1654, as Hazzan.
He served the congregation for 50 years, and was a faculty
member of the Yeshiva University Sephardic Studies Program,
where he taught Sephardic hazzanut.
1959, Reverend Cardozo published, "Music of the Sephardim."
In the early sixties, he participated in recording the melodies
of the Synagogue which are available on phonograph recordings
cassettes and CD's. His major work, "Sephardic Songs of
Praise," was published in 1987. In 1991, Abraham Lopes Cardozo
published another work, "Selected Sephardic Chants."
He is married to the former Irma Miriam Robles of Suriname.
The Cardozos have two daughters, Deborah and Judith, and
Songs of Praise
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