Rabbi Raymond Harari
Rabbi Dr. Raymond Harari has been the rabbi of Kol Israel since 1998.
Rabbi Harari and his wife, Vicky, are the proud parents of 5 and
grandparents of 4. Rabbi Harari received his semikhah from Yeshiva
University in 1979. He also received a Masters Degree in Jewish Philosophy from
Bernard Revel in 1979, and his PhD in Judaic Studies
from New York University in 1995.
Before coming to Kol Israel, Rabbi Harari led B’nei Shaare Zion
from 1980-1998. He has also been a teacher in the Yeshivah of
Flatbush High School since 1980 and became the Rosh Yeshivah there in
Since joining our community, Rabbi Harari has stressed
community involvement in religious and social activities including daily shiurim, youth and family
events, as well as Israeli awareness and
support programs. His vision is for the synagogue to be a central place for
all community members to embrace their Sephardic Jewish heritage and experience an
Orthodox Jewish lifestyle.