Rabbi Levi Friedman’s goal is to have South Miami’s first synagogue open and serving the community in time for this year’s High Holy Days.
“Members of the South Miami Jewish community have expressed their interest in having a synagogue in their neighborhood a place where they can pray, connect with friends, and celebrate holidays and family life cycle events,” Rabbi Friedman said.
Rabbi Friedman is working with community members to find a fitting location to establish the synagogue and serve the area’s needs.
“As this comes to fruition, we will let the diverse needs of the Jewish community dictate the wide range of services we will offer,” the rabbi said.
Rabbi Friedman and his wife, Sashie, have served as leaders of the Chabad Jewish Student Center at Florida International University for eight years. Their mission is to educate, inspire, and help the Jewish students increase their level of Jewish knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment.
“We offer the students a place to celebrate holidays, a weekly Shabbat meal, classes and lectures, and assistance and support,” Rabbi Friedman said.
The couple, blessed with five children — Moussie, Yaakov, Chana, Mendy and Etti — is eager to serve the South Miami community in the same way.
Rabbi Friedman invites community members to join him and Sashie in shaping the future of Jewish life in South Miami. For more information and to get involved, contact him at 305-226-5533 or send email to Rabbi@JewishSouthMiami.com.