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Rabbi Shneur Hecht was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

After finishing High School in Chicago he continued his post high school education in Brooklyn, NY, followed by a 2 year work study program in Rostov, Russia. He used this opportunity to bring the warmth of Judaism to many, small isolated communities in Russia. He also directed camps and holiday programs in Eastern Europe, Canada and America.

Rabbi Hecht received his Rabbinical ordination from the esteemed Rabbinical College of America in Morristown NJ.


Mushkie Hecht grew up in London, England. After she graduated from high school in London, Mushkie attended a women’s seminary in Israel.

She followed her passion by dedicating the next few years doing outreach work in Montreal, New Jersey and California, enriching lives with Torah values and organizing programs and camps for all ages, She also developed her skills as a master Teacher.

She is known for her vibrant personality ,infectious smile and enthusiasm.


The Hechts are joined by their two precious children, Tzivia and Menachem who will become primary partners in their parents work.


With their trademark warmth, humor and love, Rabbi Shneur, and Mushkie are excited to begin their journey touching the lives and igniting the souls of the Puerto Vallarta Jewish community, one Jew at a time.