Rabbi Mendy and Miki Mochkin both hail from the Crown Heights neighbourhood of Brooklyn.

Mendy studied rabbinics in New York, Paris, Israel, and Vancouver, and was ordained as a rabbi in 2008. In the time since, Mendy led Jewish community outreach programs throughout the United States, Canada and West Africa. For the past two years, Mendy has been director of interviews at Jewish Educational Media in New York.

Miki studied at a teacher's seminary in Sydney, Australia, and more recently has been teaching preschool and high school in New York. Rabbi and Mrs. Mochkin are both passionate about giving back to the Jewish community, a passion they will bring to the sparkling northern shores of Vancouver.