Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi

Rabbi Zarchi is the rabbi of Congregation Chevra Thilim, the oldest Orthodox synagogue in San Francisco.Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi is also a research fellow at the Institute for Jewish & Community Research. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinical Academy in Jerusalem and New York.

Rabbi Zarchi comes from a Hasidic family of rabbis that goes back seven generations. Growing up in Brooklyn, he learned Hebrew and Aramaic as a child . He began studying Kabbalah shortly thereafter, He has studied under some of the great Hasidic and Kabbalistic masters. He is one of the foremost experts on the Kabbalah on the West Coast and is a frequent lecturer. Rabbi Zarchi currently teaches classes at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

Rabbi Zarchi has traveled to many parts of the world through his involvement in outreach programs. He spent significant time in the Former Soviet Union participating in the synagogue recovery program in the early 1990s.

He is also a director and consultant for kosher supervision in Northern California.

Rabbi Zarchi lives in San Francisco with his wife Chani and their five children.

Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi
Congregation Chevra Thilim

Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi

Kashrut Supervisor