Pacific Jewish Center | Rabbi

The Rabbi on the Beach @ The Shul on the Beach

Who Am I?

Hello there!

My name is Eliyahu Fink (I also go by Eli, eee-lie not eh-lee) and I currently serve as the Rabbi at the Pacific Jewish Center. That’s the Shul on the beach in Venice California.

We offer a variety of community services and events. Check us out on the web @ or stop in on a Friday Night or Shabbat Morning.

The Shul on the beach is @ 505 Ocean Front Walk, 90291.

If you have any questions for the Rabbi please send me a private and confidential email. I answer all emails. Please include religion, level of observance, age and gender in all questions.

In addition to serving as Rabbi at PJC, I am a Law Student at Loyola Law School of Los Angeles.

I come from a long line of Rabbis and Jewish Community activists.

I attended the Mechina High School of the Ner Israel Rabbinical College and developed a love for learning Torah, questioning Jewish ideas and trying to understand the structure of the Torah lifestyle.

Following High School I attended the Yeshiva of Far Rockaway. My Rebbe (teacher / mentor) became Rabbi Moshe Brown whom I still consult with on a regular basis.

After a few years in YFR, I got married and became a fellow in Kollel Avodas Levi back in Ner Israel. It is there that I studied for Rabbinic Ordination and was ordained following my examination in 2005.

I was recruited to work as a Rabbi for the Jewish Awareness Movement run by Bracha Zaret on the University of Southern California campus. It was there that I worked especially hard to understand how the Torah system works and began teaching these ideas to whomever was interested. I took about 200 college students on inspiring trips to Israel and New York. I maintain many of those relationships to this very day.

We love Los Angeles and when an opportunity arose in Venice for a part time rabbi I took my first pulpit position.

In addition to my work / religious interests I am big sports fan, love technology and social commentary.

Thanks for checking out my blog.

I love to hear feedback so feel free to comment as you see fit.

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One Response

  1. Bart Feldmar says:

    Hi there –
    Just dropped in to say hello.
    Great website.
    Need to talk to you more re setting something like this for myself.
    In San Francisco on Mon and Tues. Will try to call later part of the week.
    Col tov

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