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Rabbi Binyamin Walfish
Otzar Haposkim, Jerusalem
 
 
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Mar 17, 2014 -- Rabbi Binyamin Walfish is the President of Otzar Haposkim, the Institute for Responsa Literature Jerusalem.

Rabbi Walfish graduated with honors from the College of the City of New York and completed his course work toward a doctorate at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University. He was ordained by the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University in 1949.

Rabbi Walfish provided spiritual leadership in congregations in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Quebec City, Canada and Englewood, New Jersey. He also served as a Director of New Communities of the Community Services Division, and immediately prior to his appointment as President of Otzar Haposkin, he served as Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America.

Rabbi Walfish also founded the first Sunday School class in the state of New Jersey for developmentally disabled youngsters and was influential in establishing the first Jewish residence in New Jersey. for developmentally disabled people. He also served as president of the Association for Retarded Citizens in Bergen County.

He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards from a variety of organizations. Among those are the Rabbinical Alumni of RIETS, Yeshiva University, Israel Bonds, Bnai Brith, Lubavitch National Campus and Youth organization, Association of Retarded Citizen, Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Akim Jerusalem, RCA Israel Region.

Rabbi Walfish is currently giving shiurim in Talmud and Nach in Jerusalem as well as lecturing on various topics and is the author of numerous articles on a variety of subjects published in Tradition, Judaism and other periodicals.

Rabbi Walfish and his wife, the former Hindy Goldklang, made aliyah in
1994 and reside in Jerusalem. They are the proud parents of three children, seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

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