Synagogue had a president, and a number of Elders (Zekenim)
equal in rank, a reader and interpreter, one or more envoys or
clerks called "messengers" (Sheliah)
and a sexton or beadle (Chazzan) for the humbler
There were deacons (Gabac zedaka) for the collection of alms in money and produce. Ten or more wealthy men at leisure, called Batlanim, represented the congregation at every service.