Paris, France

Though Paris has a very large and established Jewish community, there were smaller neighborhood-communities that still were lacking in leadership. This was all the drive that the SSC needed to send Rabbi Eliahu Ben Haim.

His work is exemplary in that his community has gone from no prayers held on Shabbat to attendance of 200-300 people at Shabbat services. He expanded the Jewish education program by offering classes every evening. His work serves to remind us of the constant need for more Jewish activities even where you think the need might not exist! No matter how established a community may be, more scholars make for increased learning which makes for a greater community.