By COLlive reporter
An induction ceremony was held on Sunday for Rabbi Chaim Hillel Raskin as the new Rabbi of the Chabad community and the Tzemach Tzedek Shul in central Petah Tikva.
Rabbi Raskin, 36, was raised on Shlichus in Burlington, Vermont, where his parents Rabbi Yitzchok and Zeesy Raskin serve as Head Shluchim.
He is the grandson of Rabbi Leibel Raskin, the known Shliach of the Rebbe in Morrocco, and R’ Shmuel Isaac Popack of Crown Heights, both of blessed memory.
The young Rabbi Raskin is eligible to serve as a city-appointed rabbi by the ‘Heichal Shlomo’ institute and has been trained in the Beth Medrash L’Halacha UMishpat in Rechovot under the leadership of Rabbi Meir Aharon.
The event was addressed by his father as well as Rabbi Raskin’s father in law Rabbi Moshe Chefer, Director of Beit Rivkah school in Kfar Chabad Bet.
The shul has a celebrated history, operating for over 100 years. Its past rabbis were Rabbi Dovid Chanzin and Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Na’eh, of blessed memory.
Expressing their wishes were Petah Tikva Deputy Mayor Uriel Boso, Petah Tikva Head Shliach Rabbi Asher Deitch, shul’s gabboim Rabbi Naftali Lipsker and Rabbi Ephraim Segal and Rabbi Menachem Mendel Glukowsky of behalf of the Chabad Beis Din in Israel.