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.
Rabbi Levi & Chanie Stone
Co-directors Schneerson Center for Jewish Life,CT & Young Jewish Professionals