Meet The Rabbi

Rabbi Moshe Douek is a descendent of both Egyptian and Syrian families. His great grandfather Ezra Douek was born in Syria nad moved to Egypt in the early 1900's. His grandfather Rahamim Douek grew up in Egypt. Rabbi Moshe's great uncle Hacham Aboud Antar was a very great Rabbi and taught in Ahaba Ve'ahba in Cairo. Later Rabbi Antar became the Rabbi in Bat Yam, Israel.

In 1959 in the wake of anti Israel programs, Egyptian Jewry had to flee for their lives, his family escaped to Sydney, Australia. That was where Rabbi Moshe's father Rabbi Ezra Douek was raised. As a young man his father came to the United States to study in Yeshiva and get married. Upon his marriage to Dina Sued he studied in Yeshiva Mikdash Melech for three years. He then moved back to Australia with his two young sons, where Rabbi Ezra Douek became the Rabbi of Beit Medrash Od Yoseph Hai.

In 1994, Rabbi Moshe came to the United States to study in Yeshiva Ateret Torah. Upon his marriage to Mazal Nahem he started giving classes in his father in law's (Rabbi David Nahem) Synagogue. He also studied in the Kollel during the week.

In 2000, Rabbi Moshe Douek became the Rabbi of the Elberon Torah Center, which he ran for several years. He directed the youth programs, gave separate men's and women's classes and spearheaded the fundraising events. He also authored a number of books in Hebrew and English explaining Pizmonim and Sephardic customs.

Rabbi Moshe Douek has been the leading Rabbi of our congregation since 2007 and played a crucial role in the development of our Synagogue here in Eatontown. His enthusiasm and dedication continues as our Congregation continues to thrive.

 

Friday, May 26 2017 1 Sivan 5777