Rabbi Walter

Rabbi Moshe Walter serves as the Rav of Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah and is the executive director of the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington.

Rabbi Walter regularly teaches classes, and gives lectures at the Shul on a wide range of topics including Gemara, Halacha, Jewish thought, and Hashkafa. Rabbi Walter’s classes are engaging, interesting, informative, and presented in a clear and organized fashion. Rabbi Walter makes himself readily available to answer halachic questions, and meets and speaks with congregants about the gamut of issues that they are facing. Rabbi and Mrs. Walter enjoy opening their home to the Shul, and cherish the very close relationships that they build with members.

Rabbi Walter is a musmach of Yeshivas Yitzchok Elchanan 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 Yisroel Ganz, Rav in Bayit V’Gan and Mattesdorf neighborhood’s of Yerushalayim.

Rabbi Walter is the author of two books of Jewish Law, The Making of a Halachic Decision- A Comprehensive Guide and Analysis to Halachic rulings published by Menucha publishers, and The Making of a Minhag, the Laws and parameters of Jewish customs, published by Feldheim publishers. The latter book is scheduled to be released in December of 2017.

Rabbi Walter has also published articles in the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society, Dialogue and Hakira. He is the founder, editor, and a regular contributor to the Bulletin of the Vaad HaRabbanim of Greater Washington, a biannual compendium dedicated to contemporary halachic and hashkafic issues pertaining to the Yamim Tovim, and other important communal matters.

Rabbi and Mrs. Devora Walter are blessed with seven children- Yisroel Yaakov, Tehila, Azriel Shlomo, Tova Bracha, Rivka, Leba, and Eliyahu.

Rabbi Walter may be reached via email at: rabbi.walter@wsat.org

Rabbi Walter’s book is available: