Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui
Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He moved to Palm Beach, Florida, with his wife Chani and his eldest son Yitzchok in 1987 to establish The Jewish Community Synagogue. He enjoys writing and teaching, and finds fulfillment in the many scholarly books he has written. Rabbi Shlomo brings the lessons of the Torah to life in a meaningful and relevant way in his weekly classes and lectures.
Rabbi Shlomo serves as Executive Director and Spiritual Leader of The Jewish Community Synagogue.
Mrs. Chani Ezagui
Mrs. Chani Ezagui grew up in Brooklyn, New York where she fulfilled her dream in receiving her degree in education. She moved to Palm Beach, Florida with her husband Shlomo in 1987. Aside from using her many years of experience to teach adults and children, she has cared for the homebound, elderly, and anyone in need by sending them home-cooked meals. After seeing the major need in the community, Chani founded The Kind Kitchen – a full-scale soup kitchen sending out hundreds of fresh meals to anyone who may be in need each week.
Mrs. Chani Ezagui is the Director of The Jewish Community Synagogue and founder of The Kind Kitchen of Palm Beach.
Rabbi Leib Ezagui
Rabbi Leib grew up in Palm Beach, Florida. At a young age, he studied in a Yeshiva (Talmudic Academy) in a small suburb near Paris, France, and lived there for four years. Then, he relocated to New York where he was able to finish his studies and receive his Rabbinical Ordination. Living in New York, Rabbi Leib was able to gain experience as a young Rabbi as he brought life to the many organizations he worked with. Soon after he met his wife Mushky, he got married and moved back to his hometown to rejoin the team at the Jewish Community Synagogue. With his incredible spirit and vigor, he brings excitement to the JCS community as the Rabbi of The Jewish Community Synagogue.
Rabbi Laizer Raksin grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he lived till the age of 14. He studied at the Rabbinical College of Toronto, as well as Yeshiva New Haven. Upon his return to Crown Heights, he was chosen by Chabad of Chevron to lead a group of Chaplains and junior rabbis whose job was to service the spiritual & material needs of thousands of IDF soldiers stationed in Chevron.
During his service in Israel, Rabbi Laizer completed his Rabbinical studies and was ordained as an official Rabbi by the chief Rabbi of Haifa. After completing his service and settling back in The United States Rabbi Laizer joined the Jewish Community Synagogue and brings the spirit of the Holy Land to our beautiful Palm Beach, Florida. Rabbi Laizer serves as chaplain to the surrounding medical centers.
Mrs. Mushky Ezagui
Mushky grew up in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. After finishing her studies, she acquired experience as a lead teacher in an up-and-coming preschool. Mushky spent many summers as director and coordinator of a large summer camp in Solon, Ohio where she was loved for her outgoing and warm personality. Then, she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona where she served as the Extra-Curricular Director at the local Chabad Jewish center. After she married Rabbi Leib, she moved to Palm Beach, Florida. Mushky's friendly and hospitable personality brings warmth to the JCS community and to all those who meet her. Mushky serves as co-director of The Jewish Community Synagogue.
Shaina was born and raised right here in Palm Beach, Florida. She studied in New York where she was privileged to work with special needs children and their families at the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn for four years. She also taught in Mazal Hebrew day school. Later, she studied in Israel where she received her degree in education. Most recently, through her passion and creativity, Shaina transformed CGA High, a vibrant high school in Brooklyn, New York while she worked as the school’s administrator and extra-curricular director. Soon after, Shaina settled back in the beautiful Palm Beach, Florida and joined the team at The Jewish Community Synagogue as the Creative Director.