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Rabbi Yehoshua & Freida Hecht

Rabbi Yehoshua & Freida Hecht

Beth Israel Chabad

Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht is Spiritual Leader of Beth Israel Chabad of Westport/Norwalk since 1984.

He is the emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, to the communities of Westport, Weston, Wilton and Norwalk, Connecticut.

His oratory, knowledge, intellect and charisma coupled with an engaging personality and sense of humor have endeared him to the greater Connecticut community. Rabbi Hecht is a popular speaker and lectures nationwide.

Rabbi  Hecht  received his  Rabbinical  ordination  from the  Central United  Lubavitcher Yeshiva  of  NY  and  his Dayanus - Rabbinical  Judgeship  from  the  Kollel  Institute  of  Advanced Talmudic Studies of Lubavitch, Brooklyn NY.

He is the President of the Rabbinical Council of Connecticut, and is Co-President of the Rabbinical Alliance of America and a member of the Rabbinical Council of America. Rabbi Hecht serves as the Jewish Chaplain to the Norwalk Police Department, Norwalk Hospital and area Senior Centers and Hospice.  He also serves  on  the  Advisory  Committee  for  the  Connecticut Chapter  of Focus  on  the Family.   He is a frequent columnist and spokesperson representing the Jewish community on domestic as well as international issues in the local and international media. Rabbi Yehoshua Hecht   is   often   a   featured   Columnist   in   the Jewish   Press, Algemeiner Journal, CT Jewish Ledger, Stamford Advocate, Arutz Sheva Israel International News among other publications.

He is married to Freida and they are the parents of eleven children.

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Rabbi Levi & Chanie Stone

Co-directors Schneerson Center for Jewish Life,CT & Young Jewish Professionals


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Sara Bartfield

Program Director