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Rabbi Jeremy and Rebbetzin Shira Donath and their Children

Rabbi Jeremy Donath joined Congregation Darchei Noam of Fair Lawn in 2011
as the first Rabbi since the shul’s inception. Additionally, Rabbi Donath is on the limudei kodesh faculty of Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for girls, where he teaches Tanach and other Judaic Studies subjects. He has previously been a Rebbe at Yavneh Academy and Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC). 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. Prior to coming to Fair Lawn, he previously served as a Rabbinic Intern at 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 children, Yael Tova, Leora Malka, Shmuel David, and Refael Aharon.

Shira Donath serves as the Rebbetzin and Yoetzet Halacha of Congregation Darchei Noam. Shira received her Doctorate in Psychology from the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. She is also 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. Shira previously taught AP Psychology and Women in Halacha at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School, and frequently teaches kallah classes, as well. 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

Rabbi shua and bracha katz and their Children

Rabbi Shua Katz is the Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Darchei Noam and a rebbe at TABC, where he serves as Rosh Elyon for TABC’s Elyon program. 

Originally from Teaneck, NJ, Rabbi Katz spent two years learning post-high school at Yeshivat Har Etzion. He continued his learning for ten years at Yeshiva University with his rebbe, Rav Michael Rosensweig, for whom he served as Shiur Assistant. Rabbi Katz received semicha from RIETS, earned a B.A. in philosophy from Yeshiva College, and an M.A. in Jewish Philosophy from Bernard Revel Graduate School. He completed his learning at RIETS as a fellow of the Bella and Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon. 

Rabbi Katz and his wife, Bracha, a clinical psychologist, are the proud parents of their three children, Effy, Eliezer, and Yaakov.


Sat, July 20 2024 14 Tammuz 5784