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Rabbi Shlomo and Rivka Kugel
Directors and Founders
Rabbi Shlomo Kugel is the director of Chabad of the West Side, which he started together with his wife, Rivka, 30 years ago in a small space on 103rd Street. The Rabbi's and Rivka's knowledge and Chassidic warmth have propelled the Chabad of the West Side forward over the last two decades.
Rabbi Meir and Sarah Ossey Associate Directors
Rabbi Meir Ossey is the co-director of Chabad of the West Side. Together with his wife Sarah, the Osseys helped grow Chabad and particularly the CELC into the force that it is today. Rabbi Ossey's divrei Torah and classes are a highlight of our Shul. Rabbi Ossey is also the director of the CELC.
Rabbi Yisrael and Esther Miriam Fried Program Directors
Rabbi Yisroel Fried is the program director at Chabad. Together with his wife Esther Miriam, the Frieds coordinate hours of classes, Friday night dinners, Shabbat kiddushes, special events and so much more at Chabad - all of which enhance and help grow the Shul. Rabbi Fried also runs the popular Mitzvah Workshops, that brings Matzah Bakeries, Olive Oil Press and Shofar Making Workshops to schools and synagogues throughout the city.
Rabbi Chayim B. and Sarah Alevsky/ Chabad Family Programs
Rabbi Chayim and Sarah Alevsky are the co-directors of the Chabad Family Programs of the West Side. Together, they lead Shabbat and holiday services at Chabad for the "under 12" set.
Chabad Family Programs also run the holiday programs for families, girl scouts, boys club, kids clubs, family adventure trips, and Bar and Bat Mitzvah lessons. 212.864.5010 ext 114
Rabbi Mendel and Chaya Kugel Friendship Circle of the West Side, JTeen
Rabbi Mendel and Chaya Kugel are the co-directors of the Friendship Circle of the West Side. They also run CTeen, a new branch of the international movement that brings high schoolers together for learning and socializing. R' Mendel also runs our hugely popular Boys Shul for boys ages 8 - 12, the MezuzahMe program, and the Tuesday night learning at Chabad for men.
Chabad Early Learning Center
Morah Pearl Stroh,Educational Director
Rivky Jenkelowitz, Assistant Director
Shternie Bulua, Assistant Director
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