About Rabbi Minich
Benny Minich was born in Ukraine in 1987. He grew up at Reform Jewish community in Kerch and in 2002, at the age of 15, he made aliyah by himself with Naale project.
After his military service, Benny started studying Jewish thought and psychology in the University of Haifa. As he achieved BA degree in Haifa, he entered the Israeli Rabbinic program at the Taube family campus of the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institue of Religion in Jerusalem (ordained 2019).
Benny serves in Israel and abroad in three languages - Hebrew, English and Russian. He works for the Israeli Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism at the Center for Russian-speaking Jews and leads Shirat Ha-Yam Carmel congregation in Haifa.
He researches political philosophy and Jewish liturgy and is a PhD student at the Department of Jewish thought at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan.
Rabbi Binyamin Minich is a proud member of the Israeli Council of Progressive Rabbis (MARAM) and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR).
He also serves as a member of Limmud FSU Israel's organizational committee and is a member at the board of 'Rabbis for Human Rights' organization.
Benny lives in Kfar Saba with his wife, Dr. Elena Minich, and their two sons - Hadar Yosef and Levi Moshe.