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Our directors - The Lewis Family

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Rabbi Mendy and Devora Lewis together with their children Mushka (14) Bluma (12) Yossi (10) Sara (8) and Shaina (6), live in Old Tappan, NJ where they established the Chabad of Old Tappan in September 2006. Chabad of Old Tappan services the Jewish communities of Old Tappan, Norwood, Harrington Park, Northvale, Rockleigh.

Chabad is an international Jewish organization with over 3,000 institutions world-wide, inspired by the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. We are dedicated to serving the Jewish community with warmth, joy, and unconditional love and acceptance for every Jew regardless of affiliation or level of observance.

Our philosophy is that Torah must be presented and experienced in a modern, relevant context and made available to each individual on their own level. Our mission is to promote and strengthen Jewish awareness, pride, and observance, by providing educational, cultural, and social activities in a joyous and casual atmosphere.

Our Services

Shabbat Services and Dinners | Holiday Programs | High Holiday Services | Hebrew School | Adult Hebrew School | Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training | JLI - Jewish Learning Institute | Lunch ‘n’ Learns | Workshops & Lectures |Women’s Event | Youth Activities | Jewish Enrichment Programs | CTeeN - The Jewish Teen Club | Hospital and Nursing Home Visitations | Senior Activities | Kitchen Koshering | One-on-One learning | Mezuza & Tefillin Services | Shiva and Kaddish Services |Wedding and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Officiating |Counseling ...and much, much more!

A Biography of Rabbi Mendy and Devora Lewis

Rabbi Lewis grew up in London, England. He graduated from Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, NJ with a BA in Talmudic studies. He then continued his studies at the Rabbinical College of Australia and New Zealand and received Rabbinic Ordination at the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in Brooklyn in 2000.

Devora grew up in Long Beach, CA. and graduated with honors as well as the Presidential Gold Award for academic excellence. She graduated with a Teaching diploma from the Bais Chana Institute of Melbourne, Australia and a teaching degree from the Beth Rivkah School in Brooklyn, NY. Devora has since been a teacher in a variety of schools in Manhattan, Long Island and Staten Island.

In 2001 the Lewis’ were appointed as the directors of the Chabad Hebrew School, Summer Camp and Teen Club and part time teachers in Port Washington, NY. Over their five years in Port Washington, Rabbi Lewis and Devora attracted, educated and inspired a hundreds of adults, teens and children from all kinds of backgrounds and levels of observance. Amongst the regulars at Rabbi Lewis’ weekly Talmud class were members of local reform and conservative temples.

Over the past 15+ years the Lewis' have taught hundreds of adults, teens and children and Rabbi Lewis has successfully trained more than a hundred and fifty children for their Bar and Bat Mitzvot.

Rabbi Lewis and Devora are a warm, caring and energetic couple who are loved and admired by all who meet them.

 

Our Youth Directors - The Segelman Family

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Rabbi Shlomie and Mushkie Segelman are a warm and talented young couple, who joined the Chabad OT team in July of 2015.

In addition to Bar and Bat Mitzvah training and teaching at Chabad OT’s Sunday Hebrew School, Rabbi Shlomie and Mukhkie, are working to further develop Chabad OT’s youth programs, introducing some wonderful new initiatives to benefit the children and teens in our community.

A Biography of Rabbi Shlomie and Mushkie Segelman

Rabbi Shlomie and Mushkie both grew up in London, England. Rabbi Shlomie studied in France, Russia, New York and Morristown, NJ where he received his “smicha” rabbinic ordination. Mushkie studied in Israel and then went on to become a teacher and program director in London.

After their marriage in 2011, they moved to Brooklyn, NY, where Rabbi Shlomie serves as a teacher on the Chabad international Online School and Mushkie has juggled motherhood and working in data management. They have 3 delightful and active young children - Shneur Zalman (4) and Shaina (2) and baby, Boruch Arye.

Over the years, the Segelmans have visited our community for numerous holidays and other occasions. In fact, Shlomie first visited our community for Chanukah of 2007 and has since helped with many of our holiday programs and other activities. They have enjoyed their visits and are thrilled to be part of the Chabad OT family.

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