To counter the effects of assimilation and intermarriage by filling the critical need by Sephardic communities around the world for professional Sephardic rabbis well-versed in Jewish law and Torah and the minhag of Sephardim by providing an accredited rabbinical training program that meets the everyday challenges faced by Diaspora communities.
Assimilation and intermarriage are eating away at Jewish population figures in every Jewish community around the world. The Shehebar Sephardic Center (SSC) performs a vital role in repairing and rebuilding communities affected by these critical issues by placing well qualified rabbinical leaders in communities around the world so they can revive these dying communities.
These rabbis are Torah scholars who can provide answers to essential questions, instill Jewish values and practices in the communities they serve and educate community members about their Jewish past. By doing so, the SSC counters the affects of assimilation and intermarriage and ensures Jewish continuity through education.
Our Values At the Shehebar Sephardic Center, we stand on the foundations of strong Jewish Values:
►G-d's omnipresence: an all powerful G-d, who created the world, watches over it and cares for it.
►Tikkun Olam: improving and repairing the world, taking care of our fellow man.
►Torah Knowledge: delivering its knowledge and living in accordance with its mitzvot.
The Shehebar Sephardic Center is crucial in that it reaches out to small and neglected communities. The SSC accomplishes this by educating Jewish people in each of the communities it serves and providing a strong Jewish foundation for generations to come.
In the next decade, the SSC will educate and place 100 more of its graduates in neglected communities, from small windswept towns in the U.S. to remote areas in Eastern Europe. There are many communities that are in danger of disappearing if the SSC is not active in helping them.