Our Rabbi

Rabbi Claudio Jodorkovsky

 

Rabbi Claudio JodorkovskyRabbi Claudio was born in Santiago, Chile. After high school he knew he wanted to dedicate his life to the Jewish community. He moved to Argentina where he studied at the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary of Conservative Movement. Simultaneously he acquired his B.A. in Management for Non Profit Organizations. It is there that he met his wife Rosy, and they married in 2001 before traveling to Israel for two years.

In Jerusalem, at the Schecter Institute for Judaic Studies, Rabbi Claudio completed his studies and received Smicha (Rabbinical ordination) in 2002. He also studied for a M.A. in Jewish Education and participated in the Seniors Educators Program of the Melton Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In 2003 Rabbi Claudio moved to Colombia, and in 2005 he became the rabbi of the Asociación  Israelita Montefiore, a 200 family – member community. It is Colombia where their children Amiel (8) and Yoel (5) were born.

Rabbi Claudio is passionately committed to Conservative Judaism and the Jewish community. He made a strong contribution to a pluralistic, egalitarian community in Bogota and involved himself in leadership, education, outreach, inter-faith and social justice.

After nine years in Colombia they decided to search for a North American Jewish community to call home. Their visit to Saskatoon proved an instant connection to both Saskatoon and Congregation Agudas Israel Synagogue. Here, Rabbi Claudio intends to dedicate himself to growing and enriching Jewish faith and culture in Saskatoon.