By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Avraham and Mushka Minsky, were appointed as the new Chabad Shluchim in Newark, the most populous city in the state of New Jersey and home to Newark Liberty International Airport.
Over the past few months, Rabbi and Mrs. Minsky (nee Paltiel) have been successfully active in the city where they have been well received. They are currently planning a Megillah reading gathering next week to celebrate Purim.
Chabad of Newark’s administrative office will be located at the Robert Treat Center, the landmark office tower located within the City’s cultural, dining and entertainment hub – across from New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Military Park.
Bruce and Mils Berger, owners of the building who are are active trustees of the Rabbinical College of America, have made available all they can in order for Rabbi and Mrs. Minsky to succeed in his work.
Rabbi Moshe Herson, Head Shliach of New Jersey and Dean of the Rabbinical College of America, said this “brings the number of Chabad centers in New Jersey to 62 – ken yirbu.”
He said that in addition to the Newark residents, the Minskys intend to reach out to the Jewish student population at Rutgers – Newark campus, NJ Institute of Technology (NJIT) and other educational centers stationed in Newark.
They will be assisting by Yeshiva bochurim from Morristown who will be making visitations on Friday afternoons to local homes, offices and senior centers.
Newark once has a Jewish population of 65,000 people but has drastically dwindled after the 1967 Newark Rebellion. The Minsky’s are planning to move to downtown Newark, where many Jewish residents of New York have recently moved to.