Rabbi Rafael Moratov resides in Miami and has been the spiritual leader of Beit Eliyahu Mani, a Bukharian Community Center, since 2003.Rabbi Moratov began his Torah studies in 1977 in Porat Yosef Yeshiva in Israel. In 1980, he came to America and studied in several yeshivot.
From 1984-1989, he was the rabbi of the Bukharian Community Center of Queens. Then he led the Persian community in New York for three years. In 1992, R’ Moratov began learning at the SSC, and received semicha.