Rabbi Mendel Blecher grew up in Melbourne, Australia and graduated with honors from Yeshivah College in both secular and Hebrew studies. He spent the next few years studying in rabbinical colleges in Israel and the USA. He received his rabbinical ordination in Melbourne, Australia from the renowned halachic author Rabbi Feitel Levin, and subsequently was involved in the research and development of a cutting-edge Judaic curriculum for Jewish day-schools.

 Rabbi Blecher has had extensive experience in outreach.  From Purim in Tasmania, to voluntarily spending summers visiting Jews in Oregon and Germany, or leading services and classes across the USA. Rabbi Blecher’s pleasant demeanor and listening ear ensures an amiable encounter.

 Three.jpgFor Leah, growing up in Winnipeg, Canada as a child of emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, she lives with the ideal of spreading the joys of Judaism to others around her. After graduating the Beth Chomesh School for girls in Toronto, Leah received her diploma in education from Machon Shoshana seminary in Jerusalem.

Leah then spent a year directing extra-curricular programs in the Chabad school of Los Angeles. She formed enduring relationships with the students and positively influenced them through her warm, outgoing approach. Leah then turned to what would become her true passion, teaching. She has taught a wide range of ages in day-schools and Hebrew-schools. Her devotion to the students, coupled with a profound insight into the mind of a child, has earned the admiration of parents and students. Leah has also directed summer camps in the USA and Canada including a very successful overnight bat mitzvah camp.

In 2011, the Blechers moved from Brooklyn, NY and founded Chabad of The Woodlands. This is the 21st Chabad center in Texas under the umbrella of Texas Friends of Chabad Lubavitch. Its activities include; Hebrew School, adult education, religious services, holiday programs and social activities for the local Jewish community.   

 With their welcoming and non-judgmental approach, the Blecher’s are eager to share the joy and inspiration of Judaism with others, enhancing Jewish life in The Woodlands.