By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Yisroel and and Mussie Gottlieb (nee Wolff) were appointed as the new Chabad Shluchim in the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Gat.
Their demographic is the local population of 10,000 Russian speaking Jews – and they are perfectly suited for the task.
Rabbi Gottlieb is the son of Rabbi Sholom and Nechama Dina Gottlieb, the Chabad Shluchim who lead the Jewish Community of Nikolayev in Ukraine. He has been part of the revival of Jewish life in the city where the Rebbe was born.
Mrs. Mussie Gottlieb is the daughter of Rabbi Eli Wolff, the writer and author who has worked at the Our Avner Foundation in Moscow, Russia, which established a network of Jewish schools across the former Soviet Union.
Now the Gottlieb couple, and their 3 children, are moving to Kiryat Gat to establish a branch of Chabad Ba’Aliya, the centers which service Jews who immigrated from the Russian speaking countries.
They were appointed by Rabbi Moshe Havlin, Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Gat and Head Shliach of the city.
They will be offering davening, classes, holiday activities and programming for people of all ages. They will specifically focus on the second and third generation of immigrants.
”Our dream is that every Russian speaking Jew, in whichever age or status, should feel a connection and part of Chabad,” they said.
If there is anyone who can pull it off – it’s them.
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