Rabbi Daniel Wasserman was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Passaic, New Jersey. After two years of study in Jerusalem he attended Yeshiva Shaarei Torah in Monsey, New York as well as Ramapo College of New Jersey. He received his s’micha (rabbinic ordination) from the dean of the yeshiva, Rabbi Berel Wein, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Ramapo College. Rabbi Wasserman served congregations in New Jersey and Massachusetts prior to coming to Pittsburgh in July 1996 to serve as rabbi of Shaare Torah Congregation. Rabbi Wasserman also holds a Master’s degree in Community Leadership from Duquesne University and expects to receive a graduate certificate in Jewish Non-Profit Management from Gratz College. Rabbi Wasserman lectures and is involved in outreach and community programs throughout the Pittsburgh Jewish community. Rabbi Wasserman’s wife, Judi Wasserman, has a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Duquesne University and works locally at Weinberg Village and the Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility of the Jewish Association on Aging. The Wassermans have six children.
Rabbi Shusterman received his s’micha from Central Lubavitch Yeshiva. He and his family came to Pittsburgh in 1993. Rabbi Shusterman assists with ritual duties, supervises the Shabbat youth programs, and teaches a variety of classes for adults at Shaare Torah. He and his wife, Chani Shusterman, a professional Jewish educator, are deeply involved in Jewish education in Pittsburgh, teaching at Yeshiva Schools and Hillel Academy. The Shustermans have four children.