Rabbi Pini and Rebbitzan Chani Hecht
Rabbi Pini and Rebbetzin Chani Hecht are the assistant Rabbinic team at the Marais Road Shul. Rabbi Pini was born in Madison, Wisconsin, USA and raised in Sandton.
Rebbetzin Chani grew up in Antwerp, Belgium.Rabbi Pini spent a number of years in Yeshivot round the world, including Israel, London and the USA and received his Rabbinical ordination in Johannesburg. Rebbetzin Chani completed her teacher training at the Beth Chana Seminary in Safed.
After their wedding they moved back to Johannesburg where Rabbi Pini took up the position of the Youth Rabbi at Chabad of Sandton. In 2005 they moved to Cape Town to join Chabad Cape Town as education and programme director.
The Hecht family joined the Marais Road Shul in 2013. Rabbi Pini has introduced Yeshiva learning nights and the JLI programme and Chani co-ordinates the very successful Marais Road Children’s programme.