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Yisrael Pinson

Chabad of Greater Downtown Detroit
Executive Director
Greater Downtown Detroit
Yisrael is the founder and executive director of Chabad of Greater Downtown Detroit and a chaplain with Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network. Rabbi Yisrael received his high school and college-level education at several intensive private schools the world over, including the distinguished Machon LeSmicha Center for Ordination in Melbourne, Australia. He has served communities and individuals from the Caribbean to Canada and is fluent in four languages. French-born Rabbi Yisrael directed the Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House from 2002 to 2011. In that capacity he helped create a Jewish Recovery Community in Metro-Detroit where recovering addicts and their families are helped through support, guidance, friendship & community. He teaches Torah to a wide variety of audiences from the novice to the scholars, while focusing his lessons on the mystical and spiritual aspects of Judaism and their practical application in living a meaningful life.