Rabbi Marc Philippe received smicha from Yeshiva Toras Israel in Jerusalem, also known as Diaspora Yeshiva. He has been a citizen of the world since childhood, having grown up on four continents.
He earned his Masters degree at the prestigious Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, and later received a second degree at the Conservatoire Maurice Ravel. Simultaneously, he studied at the Institutions Talmudiques Yeshiva Yad Mordechai. Rabbi Philippe honed his cantorial skills at the Consistoire Israélite de Paris. He also worked as a conductor for the Chœur et Orchestre Philharmonique Européen, Orchestre Paris Pops and the Orchestre de I’lle de la Cité.
Rabbi Marc Philippe’s history in America is no less distinguished. While working at B’nai Torah as Chazzan Sheini, he became the founder of the Jewish Symphony in Boca Raton. He then served as Cantor and Education Director for Beth El Congregation in Phoenix and later for Congregation B’nai Zion in El Paso. His sojourn in the Southwest resulted in his creating The Judaic Cultural Orchestra, which performed fundraising concerts for ARMDI and Hadassah. He was also a Chaplain for the Arizona Department of Corrections in Phoenix and the Detention Bureau for El Paso, TX, where he offered counseling, taught classes, and led religious services. He is currently a member of both the Chevra Kadisha of Miami and the Board of Mishkan Miami, the Jewish Chaplaincy Program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
Beyond his role as a spiritual leader, Rabbi Philippe is a public speaker, chaplain, cantor, musician, composer, and conductor. He is a practitioner of Jewish meditation as well as a certified hypnotist with a particular interest in past-life regression.
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