Rabbi Mendy was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. He studied in rabbinical colleges in Israel and NY for over 10 years. During those years, he served as a student intern, providing educational programs and holiday events in Eastern Europe, Central America, and the United States. Upon completion of his studies, he was ordained by leading Rabbis from America & Israel.



Shaina grew up in Oak Park, MI, where her father served as a Chabad rabbi for over thirty years. She studied at the local Chabad Cheder and high school. She completed her college years in Israel, graduating from Beth Chana of Tzefat, Israel.

Shaina taught in both elementary and high school in her hometown, as well as in Brooklyn, NY. Driven by a love for children and education, she also shared her warmth for Judaism with her students at the Chabad Hebrew School in Novi, MI.