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Rabbi Yaacov Benamou

Rabbi Yaacov Benamou is the rabbi of Jewish Rockville Outreach Center (JewishROC) in Maryland. Serving as a rabbi for over 23 years throughout Israel, Canada and the United States, Rabbi Yaacov Benamou has focused his energy on Jewish education and outreach through the building of communities, the fostering of affiliation, and inspiring a love of learning. Rabbi Benamou received his s’micha (rabbinic ordination) from one of the leading Torah scholars of our generation, Rabbi Issachar Meyer at Yeshivat Hanegev in Netivot, Israel . There he had the privilege of learning with one of the great Kabbalists of the 21st century, the Baba Sali, of blessed memory. He earned his Masters of Science degree in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University and a Masters of Psychology and Counseling from the University of Manitoba. Rabbi Benamou also completed extensive post-graduate coursework in genetic engineering at Ben-Gurion University.




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