My Bio

image001Rabbi Anthony Knopf

I am the Rabbi of Congregation Beth Ora in Montreal. I previously served as Associate Rabbi at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue in London and as Rabbi of Camps Bay Shul in Cape Town.

I learnt in Yeshivot in Jerusalem and a Kollel in London and have Semicha (rabbinical ordination) from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. I also have a BA in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge.

I teach Torah in a way which shows its relevance to the issues people grapple with in everyday life and to social justice. I am passionate about understanding and teaching Jewish values and exploring the ways in which communities can reflect those values. I believe strongly in the power of community to bring out the best in people and to form a space for applying and living Jewish values.

I am married to Carly and am the proud father of Dovid, Rachelli, Yehuda and Avrami.