Chabad of Northern Nevada’s new Center was opened in Reno recently.
“The Chabad center is to provide the services, the classes, the education, social services and all of the different programs to add on to Jewish life, to make it comfortable and pleasant, rich and inspiring here in Northern Nevada,” said Rabbi Mendel Cunin, executive director of Chabad of Northern Nevada.
“I believe that this will have an effect on the future of Northern Nevada,” he said, spurring a Jewish thriving community in the region. “I think this will help the community grow” while helping non-Jews, as well.
The center will serve as a place of worship, include a Jewish day school, offer programs for senior citizens and offer a place where seniors can meet. In addition, adult education classes are planned, along with after-school clubs so children who do not attend the Jewish day school can participate.
“It’s all like a community center,” said Cunin’s wife, Sarah, educational director of the Jewish day school for children in pre-school through the fourth grade.
Cooking classes also are planned. The center will feature a full Kosher commercial kitchen so Chabad can sell challah (special bread) for the Shabbat (the Jewish sabbath) and other products, Rabbi Cunin said.