Rabbi Walter serves as the Rav of Woodside Synogauge AhavasTorah and is the executive director of the Vaad HaRabbanim of Greater Washington.

Rabbi Walter is the author of the book, The Making of a Halachik decision- a comprehensive guide and analysis to Halchik rulings published by Menucha publishers. He has also published articles in the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society, Hakira, and is the founder, editor and regular contributor to the Halachah Bulletin of the Vaad HaRabbanim of Greater Washington, a biannual compendium dedicated to Halachik inquiries of a contemporary nature relating to the Chagim.


Rabbi Walter is a musmach of YeshivasYitzchok Elchanan of Yeshiva University. He also spent many years learning in the Mir Yeshiva, and itís Kollel in Yerushalayim. During that time he received advanced semichah from both Harav Mattisyahu Deutsch of Machon Yad Ramah an organization internationally known for their expertise in the field of fertility treatment and the application of modern day medicine with Taharas Hamishpacha, and from HaRav Yiosroel Ganz, a prominent Rav in Yerushalayim.

Rabbi Walter earned a Masterís degree in Jewish education from Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education, 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. 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 KeremPsychology Clinic in Yerushalayim. Devora served as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist at Nitza, a social service initiative for religious women in Yerushalayim grappling with postpartum depression. Since 2006, Devora 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 the Targum Press.



Rav Walter's email address is: rabbi.walter@wsat.org


Last Updated 11/03/2013