Rabbi Mendy Blachman grew up in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Oholei Torah in Crown Heights. Mendy continued hs higher education in Bnei Brak, Israel where he later served as a teacher and mentor for the high school yeshiva students. He then went to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2005 for a course of intense study to receive his rabbinic ordination from the famed Israeli Rabbi Yoroslovsky. While Mendy was in Florida he was greatly involved with the Adult Education department of the Chabad house. After returning to Crown Heights and getting married to Chaya Sarah Wayden in March 2008, Mendy spent an addition year and a half of study in Kollel. This past summer Mendy was part of Edmonton’s Gan Israel staff working with the oldest boys bunk. He returned with his family for the High Holidays to serve as the chazzan (cantor) at Chabad of Edmonton.