Rav Walter is a musmach of Yeshivas Rav Yitzchok Elchanan of Yeshiva University. He also learned in the Mir Yeshiva, its Kollel, and in Yeshivat Hakotel. Rabbi Walter earned a Masters degree in Jewish Education from Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education, in addition to a Bachelors degree in Jewish History from Yeshiva University. Rabbi Walter has studied, apprenticed, and received advanced training in various fields of halacha from leading Rabbanim in Yerushalayim including Harav Yisroel Ganz, Harav Raphael Reichman, and Harav Ephraim Kirshenbaum. He has also spent time studying at Machon Puah and Machon Yad Ramah, internationally known for their expertise in the field of fertility treatment and the application of modern day medicine with Taharas Hamishpacha. Rabbi Walter has recently received semicha from Harav Mattisyahu Deutsch, the founder of Machon Yad Ramah.
Rabbi Walter has authored numerous publications on different areas of halacha in the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society. His most recent article has been published in the Fall 2010 edition. Rabbi Walter has taught Gemara and lectured on a wide range of topics in machshava, hashkafa and Jewish Ethics to both beginner and advanced students at Yeshivas Aish Hatorah. He also served there as a guidance counselor to post collegiate students and their wives.
Devora Walter has earned a Masters 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. She is also a graduate of the Michlalah College for Women in Yerushalayim. Additionally, she completed post-graduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Hadassah Ein Kerem Psychology Clinic in Yerushalayim. Devora is currently the Cognitive Behavioral Therapist at Nitza, a social service initiative for religious women grappling with postpartum depression. Since 2006, Devora has a private practice specializing in depression and anxiety disorders.
Rav Moshe Walter, along with his wife Devorah and their four young children, will be joining our community at the end of the summer 2011. We look forward to his leadership and guidance.
Rav Walter's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
photo courtesy of Dan Lawson