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Our Rabbi & Rebbetzin

 Rabbi Pinchas Allouche is the founding Rabbi of Congregation Beth Tefillah and the founding dean and spiritual leader of the Nishmat Adin High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he resides with his wife, Esther, and ten children. He is a respected rabbinic figure, a renowned lecturer, and a prominent author of many essays on the Jewish faith, mysticism, and social-criticism.

Besides his academic pedigree, Rabbi Allouche is richly-cultural, having lived in France, where he was born, South Africa and Israel. He is also fluent in English, Hebrew, French and Italian.

Rabbi Allouche is a member of AIPAC's National Council, and a member of the Vaad Harabanim, the Orthodox Rabbinic Council of Arizona.

Rabbi Allouche's wise, profound, and sensitive perspective on the world and its people, on life and living, is highly regarded and sought-after by communities and individuals of all backgrounds. Rabbi Allouche is also tremendously involved in the Jewish community of Greater Phoenix, and he teaches middle-school Judaics at the local Jewish Day School.

Rabbi Allouche is also a blogger for many online publications including the Huffington Post, and The Times of Israel. Rabbi Allouche was listed in the Jewish Daily Forward as one of America's 36 Most Inspiring Rabbis, who are "shaping 21st Century Judaism."Rabbi Allouche and Family


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 Esther Allouche, wife of Rabbi Pinchas Allouche, is the proud mother of 10 children. She is       a beloved Rebbetzin, a sought-after teacher, a respected leader, and a strong advocate for the role and involvement of Jewish Women in Jewish Life.

She was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and grew up in Miami Beach, Florida. Her studies have also taken her to Montreal, Canada, and Israel, where she completed her B.ed in Education, specializing in Kindergarten and Middle School. 

She leads classes for individuals and diverse groups on a wide variety of Jewish topics including the richness and relevance of Jewish traditions and mysticism.

Rebbetzin Allouche also leads the Eshet Chayil women’s division at Congregation Beth Tefillah, in Scottsdale Arizona, and is in charge of the programming of the many social innovative events and programs for the community geared for families, women, children, and teens. In addition, she heads the CBT Goldman Mikvah in Scottsdale and tutors brides before their weddings.

Rebbetzin Allouche is passionate about childbirth and coaches moms-to-be through the process of pregnancy and childbirth. 

She is fluent in English, Spanish, Hebrew, and French, is an avid hiker, and is an accomplished painter and artist. 


In 2013, Rabbi Allouche was listed in the Forward as one of 

America's 36 Most Inspiring Rabbiswho are

"Shaping 21st Century Judaism."


Rabbi Allouche - Forward's Americas's Most Inspiring Rabbi



CLICK  BELOW to hear our Rabbi's Presentation at the Arizona State University's Sandra O'Connor College of Law, on the subject: "Can Peace Be Achieved in the Middle East?"


CLICK BELOW to see our Rabbi's Lecture to 500,000 Jews during the 2013 Global Day of Jewish Learning.


CLICK BELOW & SEE RABBI ALLOUCHE FEATURED on the TLC CHANNEL, officiating at a Jewish Wedding.


CLICK BELOW & SEE RABBI ALLOUCHE interviewing his mentor, world-scholar RABBI ADIN STEINSALTZ, during our 3rd annual GALA in January, 2014.


Watch interview with Rachelle Fraenkel - CBT's 4th Annual Gala, January 2015


For samples of Rabbi Allouche's nationally and internationally-published essays, articles, and interviews, click on any of the links below:

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