Rabbi Mendy & Lieba
In August 2021, Rabbi Mendy and Lieba Reinitz and their daughter Mushky arrived in South Kingstown, RI to open a Chabad center for the Jewish population of Southern RI. Together, they are dedicated to serving the individual needs of each and every Jew in Southern RI and building a strong Jewish community.
Following its inception 250 years ago, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement — a branch of Hasidism— swept through Russia and spread in surrounding countries as well. It provided scholars with answers that eluded them and simple farmers with a love that had been denied of them. Eventually the philosophy of Chabad-Lubavitch and its adherents reached almost every corner of the world and affected almost every facet of Jewish life.
The movement is guided by the teachings of its seven leaders (”Rebbes”), beginning with Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, of righteous memory (1745–1812). These leaders expounded upon the most refined and delicate aspects of Jewish mysticism, creating a corpus of study thousands of books strong. They personified the age-old, Biblical qualities of piety and leadership. And they concerned themselves not only with Chabad-Lubavitch, but with the totality of Jewish life, spiritual and physical. No person or detail was too small or insignificant for their love and dedication.
Chabad has consistently been at the forefront of Jewish education and community activism. The work of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe who assumed leadership of the movement in 1950, is legendary. Motivated by a profound love for humanity and spurred by boundless optimism, the Rebbe lifted the global Jewish community from the ashes of the Holocaust and launched an unprecedented range of Jewish institutions, outreach programs and social services. Around the globe, more than 4,000 of the Rebbe’s emissaries and a workforce of over 20,000 continue his mission to create a world of goodness, kindness and G‑dliness. We invite you to learn more about Chabad, and welcome your support of our charitable efforts.