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The Jaffits

Rabbi Jacoby

{Director - Ohr Campus}

Rabbi Jonathan Jaffit was raised in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. He moved to Toronto in 2002 to pursue an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences at the University of Toronto and subsequently completed a Master's degree in History at York. During his university tenure, Rabbi Jaffit was actively involved in Jewish campus life, serving on the boards of Alpha Epsilon Pi, Hillel and the Zionist Students' Association.


Rabbi Jaffit, together with his wife and sons, lived in Israel from 2009-2014, where he pursued advanced rabbinical studies in Jerusalem. There he also taught in a number of Jewish educational institutions.


When he's not busy engaging Jewish students, Captain Jaffit can often be found serving in the Canadian Armed Forces as the chaplain for the Toronto Scottish Regiment.


Little Known Facts:

  • Played with the Canadian Junior 
    Underwater Hockey Team

  • Owned a red, 2006 Yamaha FZ6 motorcycle

  • Started "Big Jon's Beef Jerky & Biltong" which can
    still be found on sale today in select Israeli stores.



81 Fairholme Ave.

Toronto, Ontario M6B 2W8


{Senior Educator}

As one of Toronto's most dynamic and inspiring Jewish educators, Rabbi Benji Jacoby has taught Torah to countless Jewish students in Toronto for nearly three decades. He has joined the Ohr Campus team to work directly with the students who show the most engagement and passion for their Jewish growth in learning.

We are very fortunate indeed to have Rabbi Jacoby on board to take Ohr Campus to the next level!


416-785-5899 x28


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