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Renana and Pini with their four children

Renana and Pini Ben Mordechai HaLevi Monterrey, Mexico Rabbi Pini and Renana Ben Mordechai HaLevi have been serving as the Rabbi and Rabbanit of the community of Monterrey, Mexico for two years.  Children:Tikva Adina – 11.5Shlomo -10Miriam Bracha – 8Chaim – 5 Tell us about the community you’re in:The community is relatively small, with about …

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Sarah and Netanel Hansani San Salvador, El Salvador Rabbi Netanel and Sarah Hansani are the Rabbi and Rabbanit in San Salvador. They have been on shlichut for one year.  Children:David- 2 Tell us about the community you’re in:The city has two adjacent communities and we basically function in both at the same time. In recent …

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Rivka and Nissim Yitzchak Zawady Singapore Rabbi Nissim Yitzchak and Rivka (Friedman) Zawady are the Rabbi and Rabbanit of the “Chessed El” community in Singapore; Rivka also works as a teacher in the local Jewish day school. The couple has been in this position for about a year and a half, prior to which they …

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Simi and Daniel TouittoVenice, 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.    …

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Sharona and Ben HassanSeattle, Washington, USA Rabbi Ben and Sharona are the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of the Sephardic Bikur Cholim Congregation, and teachers in the community Jewish Day School. In addition, Sharona is the Coordinator of Youth Activities. They have been on shlichut in this location for just over 7 years.  Children:Cochava – 14Gavriella – …

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Dorit and Michael Kohn

Dorit and Michael Kohn Bern, Switzerland Rabbi Michael and  Dorit are the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of the Bern Jewish Community. They have been on shlichut for nearly four years.  Children: Maya – 5 Beno – 3 Liora – 6 months Tell us about the position you’re in: The community is 150 years old and gathers …

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Ahava and Shlomo Schachter

Ahava and Shlomo SchachterChampaign, Illinois Rabbi Shlomo and Ahava Zarembski Schachter have been serving as the campus rabbinical couple at the University of Chicago, Champaign, for the past four years.  Children:Tzedeka – 14Meshulam – 3Netzach – 1.5 Tell us about the position you’re in:The Jewish community in the city is built mainly on Jewish students …

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Tal Family

Rachel and Ariel TalWellington, New Zealand Ariel and Rachel have been serving as the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of the Wellington Jewish Community Center  for almost two years. Prior to that, they were youth coordinators in Vancouver, Canada (one year), and teachers and director of special programs at Netivot HaTorah School in Toronto, Canada (3 years). …

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Rachel and Evyatar HaCohen Palo Alto, California Teachers at the South Peninsula Hebrew Day School; Evyatar also serves as a Jewish social programming coordinator. The couple has been on shlichut for two years. Children: Yonatan, 6.5 Ariel, 3.5 Ivri, 2 months Tell us about the position you’re in: At the school we are responsible for …

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Efrat and Max GodetMontevideo, Uruguay Rabbi Max and Efrat are the chief rabbi and rebbetzin of Uruguay. Max also serves as the rabbi of the Ashkenazi community and Efrat directs the activities of the women in that community. The couple has been in the position for 3 years, and on shlichut for almost 10. Previous …

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Andi and Nir Koren

Andi and Nir KorenQuito, Ecuador Rabbi Nir and Andi have been serving as the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of the Quito, Ecuador Jewish community for the past three years. Prior to that, they were on shlichut as the rabbinical couple in Monterrey, Mexico (two years); Cancun, Mexico (two years); and Cali, Colombia (two years).  Children:Daniela, 11Eliya, …

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Hadar and Moshe NachmanOmaha, Nebraska, USA Hadar and Moshe are teachers in the Omaha Jewish community’s Friedel Jewish Academy. They have been on shlichut for one year. Children:Reishit Geula – 10Raya – 8Malachi – 6Tuvia – 3 months Tell us about the community you’re in: A very small Jewish community, both in number and resources. …

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