Rabbi Yehoshua Ellis

Shavei Israel’s Emissary in Warsaw, Poland

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Rabbi Yehoshua Ellis studied at various Yeshivot in Jerusalem before receiving his rabbinical ordination from the Shehebar Sephardic Center. He is also a certified Shochet, or ritual kosher slaughterer. Several years ago, he served as a community volunteer in Warsaw, where he developed a powerful bond with the Polish Jewish…

Rabbi Eitan Della Rocca

Shavei Israel’s Emissary in Italy

Eitan, originally from Rome, is currently studying in the “Collegio rabbinico italiano” institution to become a rabbi and is completing his university education in the field of psychology. He spent several years in Israel and experienced both yeshiva studies in the Yeshivat HaKotel of Jerusalem, and service in Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in the Kfir…

Rabbi Avraham Israel Latapiat

Shavei Israel’s Emissary in Chile

Born in Chile, he has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. In the past, he served as professor at the Central University of Venezuela. He is a member of the American Mathematical Society and has published widely in astrophysics, including through the Center for Astrophysics NASA and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.…

Rabbi Shimon M. Yehoshua

Shavei Israel’s Emissary in Colombia

Shimon serves the Bnei Anousim communities and conversion candidates in Colombia. Rabbi Shimon was born in Argentina and received his rabbinic ordination in Jerusalem at the Beit Hamidrash Hasefaradí. He is a graduate of the Amiel Institute, which prepares Rabbis for the Diaspora. He served as Rabbi of the city of Pattaya in Thailand, and…

Rabbi Shlomo Zelig Avrasin

Shavei Israel’s Emissary in Vysoki, Russia

In Vysoki, Russia, Shlomo serves as the community Rabbi for the Subbotniks Jews. He was born in the Ukraine and received his smicha (rabbinical ordination) from Yeshivat Hamivtar, in Efrat, Gush Etzion. He is also a schochet and finished his academic studies in Education at Michlelet Herzog. Rabbi Avrasin has served as an emissary in…

Rabbi Dawid Szychowski

Shavei Israel’s Emissary in Lodz, Poland

Dawid serves as the rabbi of Lodz and assists the “hidden Jews” of the area. He is also Chief Rabbi of small communities in the area. Born in Poland, he has a BA in philosophy. For a long time, he was a student of Rabbi Boaz Pash, who served as emissary of Shavei Israel in…

Rabbi Avi Baumol

Shavei Israel’s Emissary in Krakow, Poland

In Krakow, Poland, Avi serves as a Rabbi for the the local community and assists the “hidden Jews” of the area. Rabbi Avi Baumol was born in New York and received Smicha (rabbinical ordination) from Yeshiva University where he also received a BA in Economics and an MA in Medieval Jewish History from Bernard Revel…

Rabbi Elisha Salas

Shavei Israel’s Emissary for Bnei Anousim

Rabbi Salas served as the Chief Rabbi of the city of Belmonte and is now our emissary for Bnei Anousim. Rabbi Salas was born in Chile and received smicha (rabbinical ordination) from the Sefardi Beit Midrashi in the Old City of Jerusalem. He has also received certification as a shochet, in education, and as a…