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We are blessed to have Rabbi Avraham Ettedgui as our spiritual leader. Rabbi Ettedgui has served
Sharei Chesed Congregation since 1999, and has guided it during the transition period from St. Louis Park to our current home in Minnetonka. A native of Morocco, he studied and was ordained at the Ohr Joseph Yeshiva in France. He continued his studies and graduated from the Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland, Ohio, and holds a Masters in Education from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Rabbi Ettedgui served on the faculty of the Talmud Torah of Minneapolis for over forty years, first
as a teacher and then as its executive director for over 25 years. He continues to teach in the
Bet Hamidrash department and serves as the director of the Talmud Torah Foundation.

Throughout the years he has served as the visiting rabbi to many outlying Jewish communities including Hibbing, Minnesota, Mason City, Iowa and Fargo, North Dakota.

Rabbi Ettedgui is married to Linda Brody Ettedgui. Together they have 7 children from their previous marriages, and 15 grandchildren.


If you would like to learn more about Rabbi Ettedgui, click here to read an article published by the American Jewish World on the occasion of the rabbi's 80th birthday in 2016.

And . . . here is a 'rap' tribute to Rabbi Ettedgui, composed by our own Annalee Odessky. Click here.

To contact Rabbi Ettedgui by E-mail, click here.