By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Dovid and Devorah Bush have moved to Petaluma, CA with their four children, to establish a new Chabad Center.
Just a short drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge and located in the heart of wine country, Petaluma is the second largest city in Sonoma County. Petaluma boasts a historic riverfront downtown district and a thriving economy. With Jewish roots dating back to 1858 and a growing Jewish population, future development and growth prospects for the Jewish community are bright.
Their goal is to strengthen Jewish awareness and pride for the residents, as well as tourists to this idyllic California destination.
“We are excited to fulfill our life’s dream by putting our skills, passion for Judaism and care for others into serving the spiritual needs of the Jews in Petaluma with innovative, fun, and informative Jewish programming with a personal touch,” Rabbi Bush said.
The team of rabbi and rebbetzin, Chabad’s model of operating, will be providing Torah classes, community events, Shabbos and Holiday meals and other services to the local Jewish population. The Bushes have extensive experience in virtually every aspect of educational and outreach work, including preschool, Hebrew school, adult education, and family programming.
The new Shluchim were appointed by Rabbi Shlomo Cunin, Head Shliach of California and Rabbi Mendel Wolvovsky, Shliach to Sonoma County. They would also like to thank Rabbi Yossi Cunin and Rabbi Menachem Landa for their efforts in ensuring the success of this endeavor.