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The members of MSC consider themselves fortunate and privileged to have Rabbi Benchimol as their spiritual leader and teacher. For almost 21 years since that Shabbat Hagadol, he and his wife Rachel have infused life into the souls of the many they have been in contact with through their continued and tireless efforts, counsel, and advice in all facets of their lives. Leading by example, they not only teach the concepts in Pirkei Avot but actually live them. They say little but do a ton. Their middot, ethical standards, diligence, attention to detail, honesty and clarity of mind in serving our Creator, set the model their Congregants aim to emulate.

Knowing that many of their congregants do not have a formal yeshiva background, Rabbi and Rachel Benchimol teach both practical and mystical aspects of Torah, enabling their congregants to thrive in the greater Orthodox community.

To achieve their ultimate dream of expanding MSC’s good work of outreach to the greater Tri-State community, in 2003, Rabbi & Mrs. Benchimol founded the Aleph Learning Center (ALC). In addition to the Manhattan Kollel and various adult outreach activities, ALC runs a FREE Hebrew after-school program geared towards children below bar mitzvah age who do not attend Jewish Day Schools. The children learn how to read Hebrew, basic prayers and sound knowledge of the Jewish holidays and Sephardic traditions.

Rabbi Benchimol lives in New York City with his wife Rachel and their four children, Sara Leah, Esther, Channah and Avraham Moshe.


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