Rabbi Mendel and Esther

Rabbi Mendel Hecht was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Mendel studied in rabbinical school in the United States, Germany, and Italy, and achieved rabbinic ordination in 2013. He then pursued further study in several areas including kashrut and nikur, and became a certified Shochet. His experience includes teaching and promoting Jewish activities in the United States, Germany, Italy, and Croatia.

Esther, born and raised in London UK, studied music and dance as a child, and pursued further studies in Judaism in Israel and New York, where alongside studying she taught in Hebrew Schools, Jewish Pre Schools, and directed school holiday camps. Her creative approach brings Judaism to life to people from young to old.

Rabbi Mendel & Esther married in 2017 and are proud parents of two daughters. In 2019 Rabbi Mendel and Esther visited New Zealand, and settled in Auckland where they are dedicated to strengthen the Auckland community by promoting Jewish pride, education and celebration.