Rabbi Mendy Weitman, was born in São Paulo in Brazil, where his parents were based as Chabad emissaries and and his father is chief Rabbi of the Bet Yacov Synagogue. He pursued his rabbinical studies in Israel, and France, finally graduating in the United States at the Rabbinical College of America.

In September of 2009, Rabbi Mendy and his wife Frumie realized the great need to create a home away from home for the Spanish speaking community in NYC. With his background and his natural Latin warmth, Rabbi Mendy instinctively knows how to create a feeling of home for those so far away from it. In September of 2009, they founded the Jewish Latin Center in Downtown Manhattan, a now vibrant and thriving international community.

Rabbi Mendy is an expert in both Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions, and he is an international rabbinical authority to whom families from all backgrounds and communities can seek advice and services.

He recently served as the Rabbi of Sephardic synagogue on Fifth avenue, and is currently the Rabbi of the Ohel Moshe Synagogue at Moise Safra Center.