Rabbi Raphael Leban Managing Director of the The Jewish Experience
Born and raised in Virginia, Rabbi Raphael Leban studied at the Mir Yeshiva in Israel and received Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbi Z.N. Goldberg of the Jerusalem Beis Din. Over the past ten years in Denver, his warmth, wit and wisdom have made him a beloved teacher of Torah with a devoted following of students from across the community.
Rabbi Leban has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Master’s degree in Judaic Studies,and writes a popular series of comments on the weekly parsha published under the title Torah Today. As Managing Director of TJE, Rabbi Leban oversees the outreach and com- munity programs, and co-shleps the organization to greatness along with Rabbi Wasserman.
Allegedly one of the world’s most extreme skiing Rabbis, Rabbi Leban now prefers the quiet life with his wife Ita and their three children, perfecting his cholent recipe in the relative safety of their home in Lowry. Right around dawn you can find him teaching the daily Daf Yomi Talmud class at Merkaz Torah v’Chesed.
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