Rabbi Yitzchak Yisraeli leads the Sephardic Center of Mill Basin and is currently the Av Beit Din Judge of Torah U’Mishpat in Brooklyn, New York. He is a former talmid of Chacham HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L and Chacham HaRav Ben Tzion Abba Shaul ZT”L.
Soon after he received his semikha, Rabbi Yisraeli began to serve as a Dayan in the Beth Din headed by Rabbi Ben Haim in Queens. In 2000 he was appointed Rabbi of Congregation Sha’are Emunah in Cedarhurst, where he served until 2009. During the years 2008-2010, he served as a Rosh yeshiva in Yeshivah Beer Yitzhak in Beitar Illit, Israel.
In 2001 he established the Sephardic Beth Medrash and Congregation of Rockland County in Wesley Hills, New York, which he led until 2012. In 2012 he was appointed rabbi of Sha’arei Yeshuah MiTzion, also known as Sephardic Center of Mill Basin. During the years, Rabbi Yisraeli taught Halakha and Dayanut (Jewish law) in several kollelim in Brooklyn and Queens. Currently, he serves as Rosh Kollel (head of the Kollel) in Congregation Beth Gavriel in Queens.
Rabbi Yisraeli’s first book, MeAvnei HaMakom (Part 1, published in 2014), deals with several halakhic issues including contemporary Shabbat issues, marriage, gitin and Agunot. A second part of the book is currently underway.
RabbiYisraeli’s second book, Yode’ei Binah, was published in 2016 and deals with the determination of zmanim.
In 2016, he was appointed Chief Rabbi of Rabbinical Bukharian Association United States and Canada.
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