Rabbi Eliezer Shemtov was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1961. He received Semichah from the United Lubavitcher Yeshivoth – Tomchei Temimim and married in 1984. Was sent by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, זי״ע, together with his wife Rachel to establish the first Beit Chabad in Montevideo, Uruguay and direct Chabad activities in that country.

Rabbi Shemtov has authored many articles on subjects related to understanding the relevance of traditional Judaism in the contemporary world.