Dayan Elimelech Vanzetta - Rav of Ahavas Yisrael
Dayan Elimelech Vanzetta learnt at leading Yeshivos in Israel, where he studied a number of different areas of Halachah, and was ordained by the Supreme Rabbinical Court of Israel as well as important contemporary Halachic Authorities, with whom he enjoys a particularly close, and ongoing, relationship.
The Dayan is the founding Rabbi of Ahavas Yisrael United Synagogue, Director of the Halachic Arbitration and Mediation Centre, a Senior Lecturer for US in The City, and, as of September 2017, the Rabbinical and Halachic authority for the United Synagogue Burial Society, working closely with the London Beth Din. In addition, he is consulted by fellow Rabbis and Dayanim the world over on all aspects of Jewish Law.
Previously, his roles as a Community Rabbi, Rosh Kollel, Rabbinical Judge and Secretary General of the Conference of European Rabbis have taken him to different countries in Europe and South America, where he was instrumental in establishing vital communal institutions and in further developing already existing ones.
Dayan Vanzetta served as Deputy to Chief Rabbi HaRav Yitzchak Shaked, שליט``א and a Senior Dayan in the Beth Din of the Jewish Orthodox Community of Chile for a decade, during which time he had the privilege of sitting in Beth Din proceedings with HaRav Neta Tzvi Greenblatt, שליט``א, Av Beth Din of Memphis (Tennessee, USA), one of the greatest experts in Gittin in the world.
In addition to his rabbinical studies, the Dayan studied Economics, Politics and International Relations at the LSE, Law at the University of Milan (Italy), is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the London Institute of Banking and Finance, and is an accomplished linguist, being fluent in eight languages.
Dayan Vanzetta lives in Edgware with his wife, Rebbetzen Rochel and, B”H, their growing family.To contact the Dayan please click here