By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Yanki and Shainy Hecht (nee Kagan), along with their baby daughter Chaya Mushka, have recently moved to Lincoln, California, to establish a new Chabad center in the city.
Lincoln, which is located about 30 miles north of Sacramento, is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. The city is home to a large active retirement community, Sun City Lincoln Hills, with close to 7,000 homes.
Chabad is the first Jewish institution and synagogue to be established in Lincoln.
The Hechts will serve the estimated 500 Jewish residents of the retirement community as well as provide Jewish services and programming for the estimated 1,000 other local Jews.
Moving just before Tishrei, the Hechts began with Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services, which “received a very positive response,” Rabbi Hecht told COLlive. “Everyone is very excited to see Chabad open in Lincoln.”
The Hechts have been appointed by Rabbi Shlomo Cunin, the West Coast Head Shliach, with the assistance of Rabbi Yossi Cunin. Special thanks to Rabbi Mendy Cohen, and to Rabbi and Mrs. Korik, Chabad of Roseville, for facilitating and assisting the new Shlichus.
To take part in the new Shlichus, visit jewishlincoln.com/donate.