Rabbi Shalom M. Paltiel is a Shliach-emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe in Port Washington, Long Island, and director of Chabad of Port Washington since he was sent there by the Rebbe in 1991. Under his inspired leadership, Chabad has built an impressive 2 acre campus including a well-established synagogue, preschool, summer camp, mikvah, and a community & athletic center.

After graduating at the Oholei Torah College in Brooklyn, Rabbi Paltiel attended the Rabbinical College of Australia in Melbourne. He later went on to do graduate work at the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, NJ, and was ordained in 1990 at the Central Yeshivah Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch in New York. As part of his rabbinic training, he has also visited remote Jewish communities in Canada, the Orient and the former Soviet Union, where he was part of the group who established the Yeshiva for higher learning in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad), Russia.

Rabbi Paltiel is an engaging, dynamic speaker who touches his audiences with his blend of wisdom, warmth, passion and humor. He possesses the ability to teach Torah and traditional ideals in a modern context, making them relevant to the modern mind and heart. He is sought after as a guest lecturer for Chabad House groups and Shabatons across the country.

Rabbi Paltiel lives in Port Washington with his wife Sara. They are blessed with 11 children and two daughters in law.