Clergy

Clergy

Since 2016, our congregation has been led by the dynamic team of Rabbi Ely and Chana Shestack. Rabbi Shestack is a Bergen County native. He grew up in Bergenfield and graduated from Torah Academy of Bergen County before studying at Yeshivat HaKotel and Yeshiva University, where he received semicha. Rabbi Shestack also spent a year studying at Yeshiva University’s Gruss Kollel in Jerusalem. During his semicha studies, he was a shoel umaishiv (teaching assistant) in the Mazer Yeshiva Program at YU. In 2019 he received a master’s in social work with a clinical specialization from Rutgers University.

Chana Shestack grew up in Hollywood, Florida. She graduated from Stern College and received a masters degree from Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS). She is currently the communications associate at Sinai Schools. Rebbetzin Chana is currently studying for her master’s in social work at Rutgers University. She hopes to focus on women’s health issues following graduation.

The Shestacks have two daughters, Adira and Nava.

Congregation Ahavat Achim
18-25 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Phone: (201) 797-0502