Rabbi David Benchlouch attended the Jerusalem Midrash Sephardi Rabbinical College and the Strauss-Amiel, Beren-Amiel, Ner Le’elef and Ma’arava rabbinical training program for rabbis of the diaspora. Inspired by his close relationship to his mentoring Rabbi Yakov Peretz of Jerusalem, Rabbi David is visionary and affluent in pursuit of broadening Jewish awareness, affiliation, and identity amidst his sphere of influence.
Following the pioneering footsteps of Rabbi Sam Kassin and Rabbi Shlomo Risking, Rabbi David can be found debating Jewish thought and Halacha, involvement in charity appeals and engaging in field work promotions for the community: anything to ignite the passion of a Jewish soul.
In as much as he believes in focusing on a large target market, Rabbi David finds the unique one on one connections with congregants appealing and highly effective.
He is fluent in Hebrew and English, loves music, reading, hiking, running, and genuine family time.
He has an outgoing and outreaching personality and loves discussing Hashkafa, Psychology and Jewish thought. He is innovative and creative, energetic yet soft-spoken.
Rabbi David enjoys dealing with those of all ages and has much experience with teenagers and children as a guiding mentor. He feels nothing less than fortunate to have been engaged in outreach and Shabbatons for singles & couples. His philosophy is one that welcomes and respects people as they are while arousing and motivating them to further discover their personal connection to their everlasting heritage.
He has had the privilege to mentor and assist students and congregants find and achieve their personal and spiritual goals through his NLP and coaching advantages.
Rabbi David Benchlouch works at Sephardi Hebrew Congregation. He is husband to Tirtza and father to Michael, Ayala and Yosef. They live in Cape Town, South Africa where they serve as Rabbi and Rebetzen to the Sephardic Hebrew congregation of the Rhodes community descendants, Kahal Kadosh Shalom.
Please feel free to contact the rabbi with any questions and concerns.
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