Hakham Rabbi Dr. Elie Abadie
Hakham Rabbi Elie Abadie, M.D. comes from a long and distinguished rabbinical lineage dating back to fifteenth century Spain and Provence. Rabbi Dr, Abadie was born in Beirut, Lebanon and grew-up in Mexico City before settling in the United States. Following in the footsteps of the greatest Jewish scholar and philosopher Moses Maimonides (the Rambam), he is both a rabbi and a physician. Rabbi Dr. Abadie maintains a practice in Gastroenterology and is fluent in English, Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, French, as well as conversant in Italian and Portuguese. He serves on the Board of the American Sephardi Federation, as the Director of the Jacob E. Safra Institute of Sephardic Studies at Yeshiva University, Head of School of the Sephardic Academy of Manhattan, and Founder and Leader of the Manhattan East Synagogue – Congregation Shaare Mizrah. Rabbi Dr. Abadie was part of the American Sephardi Federation’s delegation representing the Jewish community at Sri Lanka’s “National Conference of Peace, Harmony, and Coexistence” as a guest of the Mecca-based Muslim World League. He has been awarded the Jerusalem Medal, Orden Del Merito Civil (the highest civil decoration by His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain), and many other commendations.