Rabbi Hector Epelbaum has been the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Israel since 2014. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, he was deeply involved in the Masorti/Conservative Youth Movement. After earning a Masters Degree in Psychology, he went on to conduct his rabbinical studies at Seminario Latinoamericano, and obtained his ordination in Israel at Bet Hamidrash Lelimudei Lahadut, HaRav Shmuel Avidor Hachoen. Rabbi Epelbaum served in Conservative pulpits for over 33 years in Argentina, Israel and the United States. He is also an experienced Melton teacher. Rabbi is married to wife, Berta, and they have three adult children.