Rabbi Rivon Krygier

Rabbi Rivon Krygier was born in Brussels, Belgium, and was active in the Ha-Shomer ha-Ẓa’ir youth movement until his aliyah to Jerusalem in 1977. There he studied at the Hebrew University and at the Ma’ayanot Institute of Jewish Studies led by the nonconformist French rabbi Leon Ashkenazi. Rabbi Rivon was the first French-speaking rabbi to graduate from the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem. In 1991 he became the rabbi of Adath Shalom.