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Is Chabad Too Religious For Me?

Is Chabad Too Religious For Me?

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IS CHABAD TOO RELIGIOUS?

You may have thought of dropping by, signing your child in the Hebrew School, attending services, or joining one of the holiday celebrations.

Then comes the questions:
Aren’t these guys a bit too religious for me?
Do you have to wear a black hat?
Will I feel out of place?


Dress any way you want, all are welcome. Chabad's philosophy is accept everyone on the level of observance. Its a non judgemental evnvironment, made up of people just like you. Men and women, families and singles, who have a loyalty to Jewish Tradition and many levels of observance.The great majority are not Orthodox, just regular Jews who care about their Heritage.

levi.jpgThe kids in the
school programs earn about Judaism from rabbis and teachers who really care. Aleph Preschool is open Monday through Friday, and Hebrew School is open Sundays 9:30am-11:30am. 

T here are wonderful adult educational programs such as the Jewish Learning Institute , lectures and social events, Women's Events, Men's Club, Scholars Weekends and other special events.

The services follow traditions as they have been kept for millennia, with a contemporary approach. The Hebrew prayer book has a wonderful English translation. On the Holidays there are English readings and the Rabbi will give you an insight into the meanings of the prayers. There are melodies and joy in the services.

Chisick Synagogue Building We have one what many call the most beautiful Congregation in Orange County. A wonderful new facility, with a varied facilities. A great place for services, community events and programs. Our school has state of the art classrooms for our Hebrew School, CTEEN programs and preschool. 

The Rabbi, David Eliezrie , has a comprehensive knowledge of Judaism, a passion of cruising the net, a wonderful wife Stella– brought up in LA -- and has six great kids, all married and over twenty grandchildren. They like to invite community members to their home, to celebrate joyous events with you, and G‑d forbid stand by your side during trying times. His email is rabbi@ocjewish.com Read his articles

Rabbi Levi Blesofsky works side by side with Rabbi Eliezrie on a host of community projects. Rabbi Levi also serves as the Chazzan, cantor for the community. Naomi Blesofsky coordinates the holiday programs, shabbat programs, Hebrew School and Aleph Preschool you can contact them at naomi@ocjewish.com or  rabbilevi@ocjewish.com.

So put away your anxieties. You will be welcome! Plus Chabad has no membership. Join the programs that interest you. You will enjoy them greatly.

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