ABOUT BARKAI

Learn about our Center for Practical Rabbinics

Rabbi David Fine

fine 118x123Rabbi David Fine holds a BA with honors in Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, an MA in Jewish History, and received rabbinic ordination from the Joseph Straus Rabbinical Seminary in Efrat, Israel.

Rabbi Fine served as a rabbi in Milwaukee, WI and in Overland Park, Kansas, and has been involved in overseeing communal Jewish services such as kosher certification, eruv maintenance and burial.

Rabbi Fine made aliyah in 2008. He is a staff member of Yeshivat Meir Harel, the Hesder Yeshiva of Modi’in, the Program Coordinator for Jewish Identity at the Modi’in Community Center and teaches adult education at Sha’arei Yonah Menachem Congregation in Modi’in.

Rabbi Fine is married to Dr. Julie (nee Goldstein), a psychologist, and together they have four children.

Rabbi Shlomo Sobol

fine 118x123Rabbi Shlomo Sobol is an eighth-generation Jerusalem native who studied in Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav for ten years and served in the IDF’s Artillery Corps. He received his ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate in 1997 and has a Master’s Degree in Talmud from Bar-Ilan University.

Rabbi Sobol headed the Torah MiTzion Kollel in Detroit for four years and has served as Rabbinic Consultant for the Torah MiTzion network ever since. He is also a licensed marriage counselor, a certified mediator, and has headed the Sha’arei Yonah Menachem Congregation in Modi’in for seven years, where he is well known for his work in education and immigrant absorption.

Rabbi Sobol is married to Tali, a specialist in advanced Jewish education, and together they have four children.

Making Israel Better

The Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics aims to improve the fabric of Israeli society by intensively training Israeli rabbis in all aspects of communal rabbinics so that they can lead their communities to a more meaningful connection with Judaism and act as a unifying force in Israeli society.

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P.O. Box 1652, Modiin 71799 Israel