Meet the Shlichim: Simi and Daniel Touito

Simi and Daniel Touitto
Venice, Italy

Rabbi Daniel is the Chief Rabbi of Venice, and Simi is the Principal of the Talmud Torah in the city. They have been in this position for just over a year; previously they served as Rabbi and Rebbetzion in the communities of Sao Paolo, Brazil community and Tucuman, Argentina. 

 

Children:
Tehila – 30
Tzofia – 29
Shalom – 28
Chaim – 24
Priel – 22
Shirel – 18

Tell us about the community you’re in:
The Jewish community of Venice is a centuries-old community that is undergoing a wave of renewal for the next generation.

What did you receive from the Straus-Amiel Educational Emissary Training Progam and the Claudia Cohen Women Educator Institute? 
We gained a strong understanding of and connection with the Jewish world of the Diaspora from our studies, and through the ongoing contact with the staff, especially [director] Rabbi Eliyahu Birnbaum.

What message would you like to impart regarding shlichut?
We strive contstantly to make a difference and remain optimistic that we will be successful!

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