Born to a Spanish Moroccan Family of Rabbis and Community Leaders in Caracas, Venezuela, Rabbi Benzaquen has been active in community leadership and Jewish Education for much of his life, and has held educational positions in Yerushalayim, California and London.
After completing his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University (NY) he studied in Yeshivas in Israel and attained Semicha there from Rav Zalman Nechemiya Goldberg.
He has served as community Rav and Posek at Tsur Israel (Gibraltar Minyan) Hendon and at the Federation’s Tiferet Eyal.
Rabbi Benzaquen brings his rigorous academic training and halachic expertise to his role as a Rabbinic Coordinator at KF. He conducts factory audits at KF’s certified plants worldwide and is responsible for liaising with KF’s certified clients and field representative Rabbis to progress and monitor Kosher certification projects.