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Rabbi Dr. Raphael Pazo, Jr.

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55 years old
Lodi,California, U.S.A.
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Rabbi and Spiritual Leader of Congregation Keter Yisrael in Lodi, California, U.S.A.  Ordained Rabbi, trained and Certified Mohel, Chazzan, and Hebrew language teacher. Bagpiper, music composer and music instructor.Peace Officer and Police Chaplain for over 20 years. Married for 25 years; father of 4, grandfather of 3.

U.S. Army Veteran: U.S..Army Medical Corps; transferred to Military Intelligence Corps as Linguist, Interpreter and Translator.  Fluent in Hebrew, Ladino, Arabic, Aramaic, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Rissian, Greek, Farsi, Urdu and Pashto.

Education: Graduate of Yeshiva, Ordained Rabbi (Sephardic Hassidic) and Certified Mohel; Doctorate Degree in Comparative Religion (Ph.D.); Doctorate Degree in International Relations (Ph.D.) with concentration in Diplomatic Relations and International Trade and International Trade Laws; Master´s of Business AdministrationDegree (MBA) with concentration in Business Management; Master of Linguistic Sciences (MS) with concentration in Semitic Languages (Hebrew, Arabic and Aramaic), Romance Languages, and Indo-European Languages; Bachelor's of Art in Music (BA) with concentration in instrumental performance (violin and classical guitar), composition, music instruction, choral and orchestral directing and music arrangement and orchestration; Bachelor of Science in Busines Administration (BSBA) with concentration in Business Management; Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology (BS) with concentration in Molecular Biology and Genetics; Associate's of Science Degree in Administration of Jusice; Associate's in Science Degree in Mortuary Science with concentration in funeral directing, mortuary and cemetery administration, specialized in multiple cultural, religious and ehtnic funerary customs and traditions; Graduate of the College of Piping in Glasgow Scotland - Pipe Major and Piping Instructor.  

Memberships: Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC), International Federation of Rabbis (IFR), Sephardic Rabbinical Union (SRU), Asociación Sefarad de Jerusalén, Israél, International Guild of Professional Linguists, Western United States Pipe Band Association, Scottish Piobaireachd Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Cottie, The Queens Club, United States Army Association (USAA), Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces. Rotary International, Doctors withouth Borders (Medicins sans Frontieres), Rotaplast International, Master Mason (Freemasonry) and Past Mast Master, former Masonic District Inspector and former Grand Lodge Commitee member.

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