Boca Jewish Center
  • June 18, 2024

Meet Our Rabbi

Rabbi Yaakov Gibber, Morah Da'asrah


Rabbi Yaakov Gibber became the Rabbi and Spiritual Leader of The Boca Jewish Center/Shaaray Tefilla in August of 2008.

Prior to joining the Boca Jewish Center family, Rabbi Gibber and his family lived in Jerusalem, Israel where he taught on the Judaic Studies faculty at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh and served as the founding Dean of Aish HaTorah’s Intermediate Beis Medrash program. He has also taught at Yeshiva University High School for Boys in New York and served as a Community Fellow of Yeshiva University’s South Florida Center for Jewish Leadership and Learning.

Rabbi Gibber received his Bachelor’s degree as well as his Rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University and its affiliate Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), and holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Education from Columbia University. He currently serves as a Rabbinic member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Additionally, Rabbi Gibber serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA).

Rabbi Gibber and his wife Jennifer are blessed with seven children, Chana Tehilla, Chaim, Nechama, Shimshi, Shaya, Yitzi and Moshe.