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About Rachel Benchimol

Rebbetzin Rachel Benchimol was born in Bogota, Colombia.  Her family moved to Caracas, Venezuela, when she was a child.  In Caracas, she attended the Moral y Luces - Hertzl Bialik School. After graduating high school, she came to NYC to Study at Machon Chana Seminary in Brooklyn, NY.  She graduated with a degree in Advanced Judaic Studies.

Since her marriage to Rabbi Raphael Benchimol in 1992, she has devoted herself to nurturing the minds and souls of Jewish women on the Upper East Side.  The weekly women's classes she started 13 years ago have grown from a few participants to a class of 40 women. She has been the program director for the Aleph Learning Center for the past 10 years.

Rachel also has a passion for fashion which led her to study French Couture at the Maison Sapho School of Dressmaking.  She recently got a degree from FIT and is pursuing advanced courses in the field of clothing design at the Art Institute of New York.  All this while still lovingly attending to her husband and 4 children!


Sun, July 12 2020 20 Tammuz 5780