​Rabbi Aaron Lankry

Chief Rabbi Aron Lankry has many years of international experience in the Rabbinate and in teaching Jewish Studies.


He began his career in 1989, studying in Kollel Ner Yitzchok in Jerusalem, Israel and then in 1991 at the young age of 23, he took the position of Rabbi of the Ohel Leah Synagogue in Hong Kong. At Ohel Leah, he gave nightly classes, administered rabbinic functions & supervised the Kashrus Hechsher (Kosher Certification).


The following year he obtained his “Semicha” (Rabbinic Ordination) from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, in the laws pertaining to Niddah, Kashrus (Kosher) and Mourning. He then ventured to Edmonton, Canada where he established the first religious day school, Kollel & outreach program in Alberta, Canada.


After securing his on-going projects with proper infrastructure and the ability to achieve continuing growth, he returned to his wife’s hometown of Lakewood New Jersey to establish an outreach program at Wharton University & Elkins Park.

Rabbi Lankry continued his education and in 1995 received certification as a Mohel and a short time later completed his certificate in Shechita.


In 2000, he received his certificate to officiate at Jewish marriages & divorces from the Beth Din of Philadelphia.

From 2001-2008, Rabbi Lankry brought his multitude of talents to Aventura Florida where he became the Chief Rabbi of the renowned ,Beit Edmund J. Safra synagogue. With over 300 active members & 10,000 visitors a year, the Safra Shul as it is known, is the largest synagogue in the Greater Miami area.


While in Florida, Rabbi Lankry established a Hebrew speaking day school ,a Mikvah serving North Miami Beach & acted as a liaison for several pro-Israel organizations. After noting Rabbi Lankry’s enormous success as a dynamic & influential Rabbi, the Safra family commissioned him to open a Community Center & Synagogue in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, catering to the growing needs of the Sephardic community & the nearby Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital.

In 2010, Rabbi Lankry, became the Chief Rabbi of Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim-18 Forshay, Monsey New York where he is using his talents to grow a vibrant Kehilla. He also became the Director of the Yeshiva Pirchei Shoshanim College Program.

In 2018, Rabbi Lankry started certifying Kosher Food Productions in the United States and its Territories, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America and the Dominican Republic  under his supervision.

In 2019, Rabbi Lankry was appointed as the Chief Rabbi of the Republic of Honduras by the then President Juan Orlando Hernandez and assited in the transfer of the Honduran Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel Eternal Capital Jerusalem.


Rabbi Lankry continues to live his dream of spreading Jewish principles & bringing Klal Yisroel closer to the Creator.


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