Rabbi David Rebibo
Rabbi David Rebibo has served as the Spiritual Leader and the founding Rabbi since Beth Joseph Congregation’s inception in 1965. Rabbi Rebibo was born in Morocco, and after studying in Europe became a close Talmid of HaRav Avraham Kalmanovitch zt”l, the Rosh Hayeshiva of The Mirrer Yeshiva in New York. Rabbi Rebibo brings over fifty years of experience to the community today. Central to all Jewish life in Phoenix, Rabbi Rebibo is Chairman of the Board of Orthodox Rabbis, Rav HaMachshir of the Vaad HaKashruth of Greater Phoenix, and Founder and Dean of the Phoenix Hebrew Academy.
Rabbi Isaacs grew up in Binghamton, NY. While residing in Israel with his wife Rachel and their family, he received Rabbinical Ordination from Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits at the Jerusalem Kollel and achieved special certification in the Laws of Family Purity. He also completed the Rabbanut Hareishit Semicha exams on the topics of Issur V’heter, Niddah, Mikvaot, Eiruvin, and Simachot. Rabbi Isaacs serves as Associate Rabbi of Beth Joseph Congregation, and is director of the Greater Phoenix Vaad Hakashruth and the Jewish Enrichment Center, an educational and outreach organization. He also serves as Rabbinic Coordinator of the Phoenix Community Eruv, as posek of the Phoenix Women’s Chevra Kadisha, and teaches Judaic Studies at the Phoenix Hebrew Academy. In addition to his love of Hebrew bibliography, reading about current events, and keeping abreast of contemporary halachic issues, he enjoys repairing electronics with his children, Socratic teaching, and meeting new people. Rabbi Isaacs is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America.
Rabbi Sholom Twerski
Rabbi Sholom Twerski grew up on the north side of Chicago, and has been living in Israel for the past fifteen years. He studied Biblical, Talmudic, and Rabbinic literature at Bircas Mordechai under Rabbi Yaakov Friedman. Most recently, Rabbi Twerski studied Halacha and Jewish ideology at the Jerusalem Kollel under Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits, where he received rabbinic ordination. Rabbi Twerski also teaches middle school Judaic studies at Phoenix Hebrew Academy and serves as rabbinic administrator at Greater Phoenix Vaad Hakashruth.
He is joined by his wife, Sara, who holds a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She also taught middle school math, history, geography, and science in the New York area for several years. They are blessed with five beautiful children.