Gaby Enser Tangir

gabyGaby Enser was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She attended Martin Buber, a Jewish elementary school where she learned to read, write, and speak Hebrew. At that time, she participated in the choir of her school. Gaby attended a very orthodox religious high school where she learned Torah and Jewish tradition.

Gaby studied Social Communication at the University of Buenos Aires. She studied “chazzanut” with Cantor Ari Litvak, the present cantor of Temple Bet-El at Mexico, D.F. Today she is a Member of “Cantorlat ” (Union of Latin-American Cantors Around The World) and she enjoys discussing Torah from a Reform perspective.

In 2000, Gaby was chosen to be the Cantorial Assistant of Temple Bet-Hilel, Buenos Aires, for the High Holidays. She continued as the Cantorial Assistant of that congregation, and she also prepared boys and girls for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. She was selected to lead the 2001/5762 High Holidays at Temple Shalom, Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2002 she officiated at a wedding in the Belver Castle, Palma de Mallorca. When she returned to Argentina, she participated in Expo Aliah, an Israeli exhibition to introduce Aliah’s project to the Argentinian Jews, in Club Nautico Hacoaj Theatre, performing the Sephardic songs of the show.

In December 2002, Gaby and her husband emigrated to Miami because Argentina underwent a deep economic crisis and it was becoming a very unsafe country to live in. One month later, Gaby was delighted to be the Guest Soloist at Temple Judea’s Trilingual Shabbat Service (English-Hebrew-Spanish). Following that, she participated singing at the Women’s Passover Seder and, after being a guest cantorial soloist, she joined Temple Judea as a cantorial associate. She also worked as a part time assistant teacher and Shabbat Coordinator at the Dave and Mary Alper JCC.

Gaby, her husband Ariel Tangir, and their sons Eitan and Matias consider Temple Judea to be their second home.