Rabbi Padwa

Rabbi Pinchas Padwa was born in London to his father Rabbi Joseph Padwa.

He is a member of the third generation to the famous Padwa dynasty, based in London and headed by his grandfather Rabbi H.B. Padwa, the head of the orthodox community in England.

Rabbi P. Padwa studied practical rabbinic law and Jewish Theology under the guidance of his grandfather at the Talmudic center and college in London and later in Jerusalem at the international College of Belz.

In 1983 he was married in Zurich in Switzerland and continued his studies at the well known Zurich Kollel.

In 1993 he received his rabbinic diploma from the Rabbinic court of Belz in Israel and bestowing upon him the title Rabbi.

In 1994 he was appointed as the Rabbi of the Belz community in Zurich and as the Kosher Administrator to the Israelitische Religions Geselschaft in Zurich. Here he enjoyed the support of its Rabbi, the famous Rabbi Daniel Levy Za”l.

At the millennium, in the year 2000, he was appointed as the kosher administrator for the Rabbinic Counsil of Europe, based in Brussels, close to the European Parliament.

In 2004 he received a diploma from the Paris Bes Din, signed by the Chief Rabbi of Paris, Rabbi Cohen, enabling him to administer jurisdictions in context with marriage and divorce.

In 2008 Rabbi Padwa was appointed as the Rabbi of the Orthodox Jewish Synagogue
Etz. Chaim in Amsterdam and in 2011 as the leader and Chief Rabbi of the Orthodox Community Machzike Tauro, in Amsterdam.

Rabbi Padwa is a world wide recognised authority in the Kosher world and has a reputation in solving many difficult challenges to kosher productions, based on his profound technical understanding and his vast knowledge in Jewish Dietary law.

His services are being called in by many of the leading kosher organisations around the globe, which includes, among others, the OU and OK organisations in the USA, the Badatz in Jerusalem, Rabbi Rubin, Rabbi Landau and Raabi Seckbach in Israel.