There are so many pillars that form a society, but one of the most important pillars of society is the pillar of faith-based communities. Through faith-based communities, people are imbued with a specific set of ideas and values that help shape the foundations of our society. They also provide role models for learning and living. From discipline to morals, ethics, ideologies, and traditions, there are many things that are instilled in a person through these faith-based communities. Not only do they help individuals to grow, but they also strengthen families, relationships, societies, and nations as a whole.
Among the people who realize how important faith-based communities are for everyone across the globe, the name of Rabbi Allouche is distinguished. A firm believer in the values presented by Judaism, he is dedicated to outreach and to help those who are struggling in life.
RABBI ALLOUCHE, THE WELL-KNOWN INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUAL LEADER
Rabbi Allouche was born on February 26, 1979, in Toulouse, France, with the name Rabbi Pinchas Gabriel Allouche. As a young boy, he traveled to many places, including Johannesburg, South Africa, where he grew up and Jerusalem, Israel. Because of that, he is fluent in English, Italian, and Hebrew.
In 1999, Rabbi Allouche traveled to Milan, Italy, where he received his rabbinic ordination. While still in Milan, he provided Jewish Learning Opportunities and activities to adults and youth alike, and also traveled to Geneva, Switzerland for serving the same purpose.
From 1999 until 2002, Rabbi Allouche served as a teacher and educator in the Mekor Chaim School in Jerusalem and in the Jerusalem Seminaries for young Jewish Women, “Torat Chesed” and “Tikva.”
Soon after, he traveled to Georgia, USA. There, Rabbi Allouche served as the Rabbi and Youth and Programming Director in Congregation Beth Tefillah of Atlanta, Georgia.
On April 1, 2012, Rabbi Allouche officiated the wedding of the winners of the TLC network’s “Four Weddings” reality show. Rabbi Allouche was selected to perform the ceremony, and the couple also took a series of premarital classes with Rabbi Allouche and his wife, Esther. The entire ceremony aired on TLC!
A year later, Rabbi Allouche was listed in the Jewish Daily Forward as one of America’s 36 Most Inspiring Rabbis, who are “shaping 21st Century Judaism.”
In 2016, Rabbi Allouche delivered an empowering address to an audience of over 18,000 people at the AIPAC Conference in the Capital One Arena, in Washington, DC. The conference included numerous world leaders and dignitaries, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and several other 2016 Presidential Candidates.
In the summer of 2010, and with the help of a very small group of extraordinary local families, he founded Congregation Beth Tefillah in Scottsdale, Arizona, becoming its founder and spiritual leader, where he lives with his Venezuelan-born wife, Esther, and their nine children. Congregation Beth Tefillah of Scottsdale is one of the most vibrant and fastest-growing synagogues in the State of Arizona. On November 15, 2018, the very first Orthodox Mikvah in the history of Scottsdale was opened by Rabbi Allouche and his Congregation Beth Tefillah. The construction of this Mikvah was the vision of Rabbi Allouche and his wife Esther, and the leaders of his community, and it was made possible by the generosity of the Bruce & Lisa Goldman Family. The Grand Opening of Congregation Beth Tefillah’s Goldman Mikvah serves as a historical landmark for the Community.
The same year in November, a new building was inaugurated for his community. The Grand Opening Ceremony of Congregation Beth Tefillah was attended by numerous World Leaders, US Government Officials, State of Israel Representatives, and other Religious Dignitaries. While delivering the speech at the inauguration, Arizona’s Honorable Governor Doug Ducey praised Rabbi Allouche and his congregation for their significant contribution to the Community. Lord Chief Rabbi Sacks said, “Amazing things happen in American garages… but very few, if any, are more beautiful than what you started in your garage – this wonderful, wonderful congregation which has grown under your warmth and you’re welcome… exponentially…”
Just a couple of months later, Rabbi Allouche was invited to Arizona’s State Capital to deliver an Invocation Speech at the 2019 Inauguration of Governor Doug Ducey. The event was held on January 7, 2019, and Rabbi Allouche was honored to be a part of the event.
The following month, Rabbi Allouche was invited to deliver a speech at the State of the City Address, where numerous dignitaries were present, including Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane and Arizona Senator Martha McSally. His speech was equally inspiring and a unifying Invocation Speech for Scottsdale’s Mayor, Jim Lane, during his State of the City Address.
As of today, Rabbi Allouche is also involved in the Jewish community of Greater Phoenix. He has passed on his knowledge about his religion and inspired audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Israel, and South Africa. He is a member of AIPAC’s National Council, Vaad Harabanim, and the Orthodox Rabbinic Council – Arizona’s Committee of Orthodox Rabbis. He also teaches middle-school Judaics at the Pardes Jewish Day School in Scottsdale. He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post, Times of Israel, Algemeiner Journal, Medium, and other online publications, while also being a regular blogger for his own website.
Being named as one of America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis, Rabbi Allouche feels the responsibility to empower people and uplift their spirits regardless of their religion. He is passionate about being able to make a difference with his speeches, with his classes, with his counseling, and even with simple one-on-one interactions, to people of all backgrounds. !