RABBI BINYAMIN BAR
(1977 – ) Rabbi 2006 – 2019
Rabbi Binyamin Bar was born in Strasbourg, France to a family with a heritage of rabbinical scholars. He learned in Yeshivos for 10 years in England, Israel, and America, and received Smicha and practicum training from prominent Rabbonim in Israel, America, and Canada. Whilst in Yeshiva, Rabbi Bar authored several booklets of Talmud and Halacha essays. He is also a graduate of La Sorbonne University in Paris, France. He continues to further his Talmudic studies on a part-time basis, focusing on Monetary Laws – Choshen Mishpat and being one of the Dayanim in a Beth Din for monetary matters. Rabbi Bar was the Rabbi of Southend and Westcliff from 2006. Prior to this, he was an assistant Rabbi and Chazzan in Ottawa and Montreal, Canada. He also taught Jewish studies at a Montreal Yeshiva/High School for boys. Rabbi Bar trained as a singer by the late Metropolitan Opera tenor, Pasquale Marchese and loves music. Rabbi Bar writes and speaks fluently English, French, Hebrew, and Yiddish. He enjoys all types of fitness, particularly cycling and swimming.
With thanks to Rabbi Bar for this biography.