Rabbi Haim Louk
Rabbi Haim Louk was born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1942. He became famous as a musical prodigy at a very young age. Blessed with a beautiful voice and tremendous talent, he was the protégé of the master of Moroccan Jewish liturgy, Rabbi David Bouzaglou in blessed memory. Since studying in Yeshivot in England and Morocco, Rabbi Louk has been the principal of schools in Morocco and in Israel, where he lived from 1964 to 1987.
In 1987, Rabbi Louk moved to Los Angeles to assume the position of Spiritual Leader of the Em Habanim Sephardic Congregation, where he led the congregation as its Rabbi. Following in the tradition of past Sephardi scholars, Rabbi Louk combines his schooling in rabbinical texts and his work as an educator with his musical talent and love for Sephardi poetry and liturgy. He has produced scores of audio recordings of authentic Moroccan Jewish liturgy. Internationally recognized as a virtuoso of classical Andalusian music, Rabbi Louk has given recitals to rave reviews in Morocco, Israel, Spain, France, Belgium, Canada, Poland, and the United States.