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Rabbi Continues Family Tradition By Teaching The Faith

Rabbi Continues Family Tradition By Teaching The Faith

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Rabbi Continues Family Tradition By Teaching The Faith 

The director of Lubavitch Chabad in Northbrook believes growth stems from meaning in life. 

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The director of Lubavitch Chabad in Northbrook believes growth stems from meaning in life.

"For some reason people notice I'm a rabbi," joked Rabbi Meir Moscowitz, director of Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook, which his father founded about a decade ago. 

"For some reason people notice I'm a rabbi," joked Rabbi Meir Mosowitz, director of Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook, which his father founded about a decade ago.  

"I could be standing in line in the supermarket and they'll ask me a question and that's a good thing because if people are asking questions that means they're engaged, that means there is something on their mind."

As director of the center and as a rabbi, Moscowitz's job is often filled with calls from members of the community who have questions or need some sort of assistance. His wife Miriam, with whom he has five children, is program director at the center.

Moscowitz believes people's need for understanding and meaning is what draws most people to Chabad of Northbrook. The center is actually currently moving to a larger facility at 2095 Landwehr Rd to better accomodate its growing numbers.

Chabad of Northbrook serves as more than just a house of worship, providing a real variety of services, among them the Jewish Learning Institute, one-on-one study, youth clubs, community Hebrew school, bar/bat mitzvah preparatory programs, community synagogue, and holiday programs.

"We see ourselves not just as a synagogue, but we see ourselves more as an educational center, an outreach program for the broader Northbrook Jewish community," said Moscowitz. "The services we provide are not just for members but for anyone that wants an opportunity to study, or learn about the Jewish heritage." 

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