Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Rabbi and Mrs. Chaim Bergstein, Chabad Shluchim to Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Rabbi Bergstein studied at Yeshivas Lubavitch of Manchester, England and Yeshiva Gedola of Miami Beach, Florida. He was then dispatched as a student-emissary to the Yeshiva Gedola of Sydney, Australia, where he published widely circulated articles on various Jewish topics.
Rabbi Bergstein received his rabbinic ordination in 2003 from Rabbi Yitzchak Yehudah Yeruslavski, secretary of the Chabad Rabbinic Alliance of Israel. He began his formal teaching career at L’ma’an Achai High School for Boys in Queens, followed by Oholei Torah, the flagship Chabad school in Crown Heights. Rabbi Bergstein served as principal of the Chabad elementary Cheder of Morristown, New Jersey, until 2010.
Rabbi Bergstein joined Anshei Lubavitch in 2011 to direct the adult education programming. He currently conducts multiple tiers of learning for adults and lectures regularly on Jewish law, philosophy, and spirituality.
Rabbi Bergstein also serves as dean of the Rohr JLI’s Machon Shmuel – the Sami Rohr Research Institute – where he directs the research work of a team of scholars, and authors articles on Jewish issues spanning the spectrum of Torah scholarship.
Mrs. Rivky Bergstein grew up in Crown Heights, New York. She studied at the Beth Rivkah school for girls and continued her studies in Tzfat, Israel.
Rivky began her teaching career at Beth Rivkah and Prospect Park Yeshiva in Flatbush, where she taught until she moved to New Jersey with her family.
Currently, Rivky directs the Anshei Lubavitch Women’s Circle, a series of social events that bring women from the community together. She also leads the Rosh Chodesh Society, a series of monthly classes for women.