Rabbi Walter serves as the Rav of Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah and is the executive director of the Vaad Harabanim of Greater Washington.

Rabbi Walter is the author of the book, The Making of a Halachic Decision: A Comprehensive Analysis & Guide to Halachic Rulings, published by Menucha publishers. He has also published articles in the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society, Dialogue, Hakira, and is the founder, editor and regular contributor to the Halachah Bulletin of the Vaad Harabanim of Greater Washington, a biannual compendium dedicated to Halachic inquiries of a contemporary nature relating to the Chagim.


Rabbi Walter is a musmach of Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon of Yeshiva University, and subsequently spent close to a decade learning in various Kollellim in Yerushalayim, with the bulk of the time at the Mir Yeshiva. During that period Rabbi Walter received Semichah as well from two prominent Halachic authorities, Harav Mattisyahu Deutsch, Rav of Ramat Shlomo, Yerushalayim and  HaRav Yiosroel Ganz, Rav in Bayit V'Gan and Mattesdorf neighborhood's of Yerushalayim.  

Rabbi Walter earned a Masterís degree in Jewish education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, in addition to a Bachelorís degree in Jewish History from Yeshiva University.


Rabbi Walterís wife, Devora, has earned a Masterís degree in social work from Wurzweiler Graduate School of Social Work at Yeshiva University, as well as Bachelors from Stern College for Women in Biology and Psychology. Additionally, she completed post-graduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Hadassah Ein Kerem Psychology Clinic in  Yerushalayim. Mrs. Walter served as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist at Nitza, a social service initiative for religious women in Yerushalayim grappling with postpartum depression. Since 2006, Mrs. Walter has a private practice specializing in depression and anxiety disorders.

The Walters are blessed with six children - Yisroel Yaakov, Tehila, Azriel Shlomo, Tova Bracha, Rivka, and Leba.


The following is a link to Rav Walterís book at Menucha Publishers:


The Making of a Halachic Decision has recently sold out of its first printing, and will be going to press for a second updated and expanded edition shortly.


Rav Walter can be reached at  rabbi.walter@wsat.org