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Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the seventh leader in the Chabad-Lubavitch dynasty, is considered to have been the most phenomenal Jewish personality of modern times. To hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of sympathizers and admirers around the world, he was — and still is, despite his passing — "the Rebbe," undoubtedly, the one individual more than any other singularly responsible for stirring the conscience and spiritual awakening of world Jewry.

In 1950, He reluctantly ascended to the leadership of the Lubavitch movement, whose headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York. Soon Lubavitch institutions and activities took on new dimensions. The outreaching philosophy of Chabad-Lubavitch was translated into ever greater action, as Lubavitch centers and Chabad Houses were opened in dozens of cities and university campuses around the world.
He had an uncanny ability to meet everyone at their own level — he advised Heads of State on matters of national and international importance, explored with professionals the complexities in their own fields of expertise, and spoke to small children with warm words and a fatherly smile.

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Kara Healy, daughter of Karl and Sharon, was a dynamic teenager. Her powerful personality and her passion to learn and attain knowledge was admirable. She was an integral part of our community, attending the programs and volunteering. She was a friend to all and made an impact on everyone she met. Her tragic and sudden passing at the young age of 16, is a great loss for all of us. 

Arthur Glantzman, son of Jack and Yafa, was a positive and happy person. Always with a smile on his face, he would go out of his way to help another individual. He was a regular at our synagogue for services, and especially enjoyed and participated in the Sunday morning Tefilin club for men. His untimely passing at the young age of 43 is a blow to his family and the whole community. 

Moshe Hanimov, husband of Tamara, was a sweet and gentle man, with a heart of gold. He was an active member of our community, and was befriended by many. A pillar of the daily morning minyan in our shul, and would often lead the singing on Shabbos afternoon with his heartfelt melodies. His tragic passing came as a shock to his family and friends.   


Rabbi Shea Hecht has counseled many couples young and old and had groundbreaking success in saving marriages. He is unique in his style and creativity as a life strategist, and is sought by many for guidance and advise.

Rabbi Hecht is known for his warmth, charisma and humor and has over 30 years’ experience in education, family crisis intervention, troubled youth/substance abuse counseling, and marriage relationships seminars and counseling.

He was appointed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as a Commissioner of Human Rights in NYC, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education, Executive Director of Hadar Hatorah Rabbinical Seminary and was co-host of the “Morning Show” on WWRL 1600AM.

Rabbi Hecht is a recognized authority on adolescent behavior and has been a leading activist against cults, instrumental in rescuing scores of young adults from cult domination. Rabbi Hecht understands the complex world of children and knows firsthand what parents can do to ensure that our children grow up to be well-adjusted individuals who make sound and healthy decisions. He is the author of the book “Confessions of a Jewish Cultbuster.