Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon
The son of Holocaust survivors, Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon was born in 1950 in Massachusetts. He attended the Hebrew Day School in Worcester and graduated high school in Montréal. While in Canada, Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon received his rabbinical ordination from the Rabbinical College of Canada. In 1969, Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon departed North America for Israel where he volunteered in the Chabad Outreach Program in Jerusalem for one year.<br /><br />In his teens, Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon was a member of the summer Jewish Peace Corps. During this time he was able to visit a number of Jewish communities throughout North America and promote Jewish values. Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon spent four summers volunteering in this program which paired students together to bring education and inspiration to Jewish families. Additionally, he completed one year of study in Crown Heights, New York, where he helped compile an index of Chassidic Philosophy.<br /><br />In 1972, Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon was appointed to head the Chabad’s Youth Program in Berkeley, California. This designation by the Lubavitcher Rebbe would set into motion events that would see Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon lead the Bay Area’s Gan Israel Summer Camp for several summers. With this experience and an ordination behind him, Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon was soon called upon to create the now renowned Cheder Menachem School for children. This educational facility – which is located near Los Angeles – began with a mere nine children and today boasts students from around the world.<br /><br />Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon served as the associate director of the West Coast Chabad-Lubavitch for nearly a decade. During this time, he was responsible for the oversight, growth, and development of Chabad programs. Today, Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon continues to be known to the Chabad community as being passionate. His love of Israel is evident during his weekly sermons at his growing synagogue in West Los Angeles.