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Rabbi Jeremy & Rebbetzin Shira Donath

Rabbi Jeremy Donath

Rabbi Jeremy Donath joined Congregation Darchei Noam of Fair Lawn in 2011
as the first Rabbi since the shul’s inception. Rabbi Donath is also OHEL’s NJ Community Coordinator, in which he serves as a liaison between OHEL and
various Northern NJ communities and institutions. Additionally, Rabbi Donath is on the limudei kodesh faculty of Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for girls, where he teaches tanach and has previously taught Halacha. He has previously been a Rebbe at Yavneh Academy and Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC) High School. He is a member of both the RCA and RCBC.

Originally from Minneapolis, Rabbi Donath attended the Skokie Yeshiva for high school, and then spent two years studying in Yeshivat Sha’alvim. Following
his time in Israel, he attended Yeshiva University, where he received his B.A. in Jewish History, his Masters in Education from the Azrieli School of Education, and his rabbinic ordination from RIETS. Additionally, Rabbi Donath has completed 3.5 units of Clinical Pastoral Education, serving as a hospital chaplain. Most recently,
he served as a chaplain intern at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Prior to coming to Fair Lawn, he previously served as the Rabbinic Intern of both the Keter Torah
(Roemer) Congregation in Teaneck, NJ and at Congregation Ahavath Torah in
Englewood, NJ.

Rabbi Donath can be reached at:

Rabbi Donath and Shira are the proud parents of their adorable daughters, Yael Tova and Leora Malka.


Shira Donath serves as the rebbetzin and Yoetzet Halacha of Congregation Darchei Noam. Shira also teaches AP Psychology and Women in Halacha at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School, and frequently teaches kallah classes, as well. Shira is a graduate of Nishmat's Miriam Glaubach Center's US Yoatzot Halacha Program and Stern College for Women, where she received a B.A. with a major in Psychology and minor in Business and Management. Prior to attending Stern College, Shira studied at Michlalah Jerusalem College in Israel for a year and a half. Shira aims to combine her background in psychology with her training as a Yoetzet Halacha to provide the women of the community with a comfortable avenue for asking sensitive questions.

Rebbitzin Yoetzet Donath can be reached for any questions at

Wed, January 17 2018 1 Shevat 5778