Berel Lazar

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Person.png Berel Lazar  Rdf-icon.png
(Chief Rabbi of Russia)
Berl Lazar and Putin in 2005.jpg
Born 1964/05/19
Milan, Italy
Alma mater Rabbinical College of America
Religion Jew
Children • 12: Bluma
• Yechezkel
• Menachem
• Fradel
• Shalom
• Yisrael
• Levi Yitzchak
• Sara
• Bracha
• Rivka
• Miriam
• Shaina
Spouse Channa Deren
Chief Rabbi of Russia and confident of Russian President Vladimir Putin

Rabbi Shlomo Dovber Pinchas Lazar (born May 19, 1964), better known as Berel Lazar, is an Orthodox, Chabad Lubavitch Hasidic rabbi. He is Chief Rabbi of Russia, and chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia and Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS. In September 2005 Lazar became a member of the Public Chamber of Russia.


A Document by Berel Lazar

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
A young Russian boyspeech28 April 2004Vladimir Putin
Judaic power
Chabad Lubavitch
Things that make you go "hmmmm?" - Surprising anecdote and information about Vladimir Putin in this extract from a speech given by Berel Lazar, then Chief Rabbi of Russia, to the Chabad Society at Oxford University.


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