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About Rabbi Mendy & Chaya

About Rabbi Mendy & Chaya


Rabbi Mendy & Chaya Hecht are honored to be serving Jews from all walks of life in Forest Hills North.

Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Rabbi Mendy attended the local Yeshivah College and enjoyed being active in arranging extra curricular programs and community events. He continued his Judaic studies in Israel and Canada, and spent considerable time doing outreach work in Ukraine’s capital of Kiev. While continuing his studies in New Jersy and New York, Rabbi Mendy met his wife Chaya, a graduate of Associated Beth Rivkah Schools in New York and Bet Chana Seminary in Israel.

With their varied experience in cultural programming from communities in Arizona, California, Ukraine, London, Israel, New Jersy and more, Rabbi Mendy and Chaya along with Hadassa and New addition baby Peretz look forward to hosting you at exciting Jewish events year round.
Chabad Forest Hills North is dedicated to providing every Jew regardless of background, philosophy or level of commitment, an open door environment for strengthening and enhancing Jewish family life. Chabad serves individuals and families looking for an anchor and non-judgmental, accepting, personalized Jewish experience.