New Director of Outreach Announced at Chabad Lubavitch of the Panhandle-Tallahassee and Florida State University
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Rabbi Shalom Loeub has been hired as director of outreach for students and the community at Chabad Lubavitch of the Panhandle-Tallahassee and Florida State University.
The Montreal-born Shalom Loeub, 26, has volunteered for Chabad since 2008, helping Rabbi Schneur and Chanie Oirechman.
The Oirechmans opened Chabad of Tallahassee in 2000, serving the 4,000 Jewish students at FSU, the Tallahassee Jewish community and the Jewish communities in the Florida Panhandle.
Rabbi Loeub has proved to be an invaluable asset to the community. After getting married in March, he was hired by Chabad, which is based out of the Morris and Lillian Tabacinic Chabad Center, 2601 North Meridian Road.
Rabbi Loeub will be the director of outreach to students and community members, while his wife, Mrs. Esti Loeub, will serve as chief operating officer and director of community programming. ”Rabbi Loeub and his wife, Esti, are important and exciting additions to our community as we approach the High Holidays and begin a new year,” Rabbi Oirechman said. Rabbi Loeub will be teaching a four-week “High Holiday Survival Course” for men and women, on Tuesday nights from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., from September 20 until October 11, 2011. The course will help participants be more familiar with the structure and major themes of the upcoming High Holidays and find more meaning in the services.
Mrs. Loeub will be opening a Hebrew School for children ages 4–12, beginning after the High Holidays. There will be a Hebrew School Open House & High Holiday Family Fair on Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The fair will feature holiday crafts, a shofar factory where children can make their own shofars and many exciting activities for children.
Chabad expects more than 200 attendees for High Holiday services on Rosh Hashanah, September 28-30, and Yom Kippur, October 7-8. Chabad’s services are warm and welcoming, and membership and tickets are not required. No background or affiliation is necessary and everyone is welcome to join.
For more information on High Holiday services, classes, events and Hebrew School, please call Chabad at 850-523-9294 or visit www.jewishtallahassee.org.