Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin, a dynamic and charismatic leader, hails from a long line of prominent rabbis. His grandfather, Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht, served as official translator to the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Rabbi Raskin came to Brooklyn Heights in September of 1988 to co-found Congregation B'nai Avraham and to serve as its spiritual leader. As an emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, he inspires his community, including many prominent judges, lawyers, doctors and community leaders, with his elegant, and poignant ethical and spiritual guidance.
Many leading publications have profiled Rabbi Raskin, including National Geographic, The New York Times, and The Jerusalem Post.
Rabbi Raskin has spoken on five continents, and teaches frequent classes on a variety of topics. More than 150 classes have been recorded and webcast on Jewish.TV; these attract thousands of viewers worldwide each week.
He, his wife Shternie, and children live in Brooklyn Heights, NY.