By COLlive reporter
A Chabad Shliach was nominated for the Jewish Community Hero of the Year, a competition by the United Jewish Communities (UJC).
Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff, Program Director of Chabad Lubavitch Center – Texas Regional Headquarters, was chosen by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.
The online competition is “to give you the chance to nominate and vote for those amazing people tirelessly working to repair the world.”
This November, one nominee will be named the Jewish Community Hero of the Year. This Hero will receive national recognition, an honorary role with the UJC, and $25,000 to further his or her community work.
From the pool of the top 10 nominations voted on by the public (semi-finalists), a panel of judges selects the top 5 finalists. One hero and four additional honorees will be announced at this fall’s UJC General Assembly in Washington, DC.
The nominator writes about Lazaroff and his wife Chani: “Just when I think, I am too tired, I am too poor to do anything he encourages me… At Rabbi Chaim’s we are Jews with no labels. We are far from Orthodox practices, yet Rabbi never looks down on us or judges us. He always welcomes us and makes us feel right at home.”
Learn more about Rabbi Lazaroff and vote HERE