Rabbi Gavriel Cohen set up his Beit Din of Beverly Hills in 1983 with the approval of Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi. He has the support of such Sephardic rabbis as the current Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and the Sephardic gadol Ovadiah Yosef.
Rabbi Cohen’s conversions are accepted everywhere in the Jewish world. They will typically cost about $5,000 each.
His other services cost similarly.
Rabbi Gavriel Cohen emails: “Dear Sir: Please some corrections – if you calculate classes and fees of any beth din they come out to be between $3000 and $5000 which most of the time we come out charging less than either amount when the candidate is advanced in commitment and knowledge. We have done for free and minimal amounts for many of our services depending on the situation.”
Check out these photos of Rabbi Cohen with various great rabbis, including the Lubavitcher rebbe.
Rabbi Cohen is from Morocco and he learned in Lakewood.
Rabbi Samuel Ohana in the San Fernando Valley has a small Sephardic Beit Din. He also does Orthodox conversions to Judaism which are accepted by Israel’s chief rabbis.
Rabbi Ohana taught Israel’s Chief Sephardic Rabbi Shlomo Amar in Morocco. He was his rebbe.
Rabbi Ohana hates to promote himself so his Beit Din stays small.
No matter what anyone does, no matter what the RCC does, they can’t shake Rabbi Ohana’s connection with Shlomo Amar. He’s connected.
Rabbi Elchanan Tauber has a Beit Din in Los Angeles.
Rabbi Avraham Teichman of Agudath Yisrael makes most of his money from issuing national hashgacha (kashrut certification). He’ll typically clear $10,000 per factory. Putting hashgacha on a local restaurant such as Pico Kosher Deli (under RCC supervision) earns about $200 a month.