Rabbi Mendel began his Rabbinical training in Jewish Schools and Rabbinical Colleges around the world. These included schools in Los Angeles, France, Israel, Australia, England and New York. With his welcoming and relatable personality, Rabbi Mendel led and organized community events and services for Jewish communities in Southwest Africa, Estonia, Germany and Ukraine. Rabbi Mendel spent four summers leading a high adventure traveling camp for young adults sharing his love for the outdoors and his passion for helping others.
Estee began her schooling in Brooklyn and traveled the world bringing her unique warmth and enthusiasm to each community. Estee ran educational and social programming for youth and adults in the Jewish communities of Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Ukraine, Philadelphia, Fort Lee NJ, San Antonio TX, Tucson AZ, and has spent four years directing 'Snorkel and Study', a recreational study program for Jewish college women from all backgrounds and affiliations.
Rabbi Mendel and Estee are excited to now call Stapleton their permanent home and look forward to building together with this incredible new community