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Rabbi Ilan Acoca was born and raised in Bat-Yam, Israel. At the age of thirteen he moved to Montreal, Quebec. He got his Rabbinical ordination from the Rabbinical institution Yeshiva Gedola Beth Hamidrash L'horaah in Montreal. In addition he has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Universite De Montreal.

Rabbi Acoca serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Hamidrash in Vancouver, BC and is a certified Mohel (traditional circumciser). He is a member of the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia and the Rabbinical Association of Vancouver. He is also a member of the Rabbinical Council of America and the National Council of Young Israel. Rabbi Acoca is married to Dina and they have six children.

Dear Friends,

My family and I have left Vancouver to start our new journey in New Jersey, I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you as your rabbi for close to seventeen years. It was an amazing journey that my wife and I were privileged to be part of.

Please keep in touch with me by email at

If you find yourselves in New York or New Jersey, please make it a point to visit us.

Shabbat Shalom and all the best,
Rabbi Ilan Acoca