Rabbi Susskind born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, studied the Talmud, Chassidic and Jewish Philosophy, and The Code of Jewish Law at the Michigan Jewish Institute, and then proceeded to advance his studies at the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, New Jersey. He received his Rabbinical ordination from the Central Chabad Rabbinical Court in Israel.

Rabbi Susskind has spent the last several years leading Adult Education Programs, Youth Groups, Student Groups, Synagogue Services, Holiday Programs, and Community Outreach Activities across the United States. Rabbi Susskind spent much of his time visiting Torah Academies around the world, teaching, guiding, and lifting the spirit of countless students, many of whom seek his counsel and advice until today.

For Rochel, growing up in the heart of Brooklyn, an open home to all was a natural way of life. She graduated from Beth Rivkah, one of the largest Jewish girl’s school's in Brooklyn. She completed her college year in Jerusalem, Israel. Rochel then directed a Hebrew School in Long Island and created Jewish Holiday programming for children. During the summers she headed several camps in Ukraine, Panama and in a variety of cities in the U.S.

The Susskind's are joined by their children, Levi, (age 8) Zevi, (age 6) Eliezer, (2) Binyamin (1).

The Susskind’s have arrived in December 2009 to permanently establish The Chabad Jewish Center of Vernon Hills, Illinois and have already begun establishing a wonderful rapport, and successful relationships in the Vernon Hills area, drawing on every segment of this wonderful and diverse community…