By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Mendy and Chaya Havlin (nee Alperowitz) along with their three children, are moving to Panama City Beach in northwestern Florida and will establish a Chabad House there.
The new Shluchim are joining the Shluchim family in Florida, under the head Shliach Rabbi Avrohom Korf.
Located at the gulf of Mexico, with her famous beautiful beaches, Panama City Beach has about 1500 Jews and a community of people from Israel who have moved to the city in the last 20 years. In addition there are many tourists and businessmen who visit there often.
“Panama City Beach has suffered from a serious hurricane recently, and the arrival of Chabad Shluchim will give strength and support to the local residents,” says Rabbi Havlin.
Rabbi and Mrs. Havlin will lead and serve the rapidly growing Jewish community for all the aspects of Jewish life, including Jewish educational programs for the community’s children, Torah classes and prayers, Shabbos and more.
Rabbi Havlin is a son of Rabbi Moshe Havlin, the Rosh Yeshiva in Kiryat Gat, and chief Rabbi of Kiryat Gat and Sderot, in Southern Israel. Mrs. Chaya Havlin is a daughter of Rabbi Zushe Alperowitz, the Mashpia and Rebbe’s Shliach to Kiryat Gat.
The new Chabad Center was made possible thanks to the efforts of Rabbi Schneor Zalman Oirechman of Chabad of the Panhandle, and Rabbi Shaya Tenenboim the shliach to the nearby city of Destin.
There are already two Shluchim serving under the main Shliach to the Florida Panhandle, Rabbi Oirechman. The Chabad Center in Panama City Beach is the third one, now the Florida Panhandle area is completely covered.
Please be a partner with establishing the new Chabad House: http://www.chabadpcb.org/donate/