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Rabbi Yaacov Laredo

In 2011, he received his Brit Milah training and certification in Jerusalem, Israel by world-renowned specialist and teacher of traditional and ritual circumcision, Rabbi Yossef Oren. Rabbi Laredo studied Talmudic Law for many years in Jerusalem, and in 2012 received Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits, Dean of the Jerusalem Kollel. He also is certified in Shechita and trained in Hashgacha.

Rabbi Laredo is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Hebrew. He enjoys building youth outreach programs and engaging in lively and dynamic adult education and study groups.

We welcome Rabbi Laredo, his wife Sarah and their three children to our community.


Yehuda Benhamu, Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi Yehuda L. Benhamu was born in Melilla, Spain. In 1961, he graduated from high school and began his advanced rabbinical studies in England at the Sunderland Yeshiva. In 1966, he relocated to London to study in the High Rabbinical College Kollel.

In 1976, Rabbi Benhamu received his rabbinical ordination from the London Kollel. Additionally, he was certified as a shochet and mohel.

Rabbi Benhamu and his family moved to Colon, Panama to fill the position of Rabbi of the Sephardic Synagogue. In 1978, the family relocated to Bogota, Colombia, where Rabbi Benhamu led the large and active Sephardic community as rabbi, shohet and mohel.

In 1986, Rabbi Benhamu moved to North Miami Beach as Rabbi of B'nai Sephardim Shaare Shalom. Due to the expansion of his congregation, the synagogue was relocated to Hollywood, Florida.

Recently, Rabbi Benhamu was bestowed the title of Judge "Dayan" from the Chief Rabbinate "Rabbanut Harashit" in Jerusalem, Israel.

Rabbi and Mrs. Benhamu have been blessed with four daughters and two sons and grandchildren.

Hazzan Joseph Harrar


Sun, August 19 2018 8 Elul 5778