Our Mission:

      Our mission is to nurture Jewish pride, study, and celebration.


Our Values: 

      The Chabad Jewish Center of North Dakota is dedicated to providing a positive Jewish experience for every Jew regardless of background, philosophy, or level of commitment.


Long History:

      Chabad had been sending representatives to North Dakota for decades through the annual Roving Rabbis program in which Chabad rabbinical students spend their summer vacation visiting remote locations, often without an established Jewish community, to share the joy of Jewish living with local Jews.


Meet the Grossmans: 

      Rabbi Yonah Grossman was born in Long Beach, CA, and raised in Chicago, IL, where he received his early education. Rabbi Grossman went on to study in the prestigious Lubavitch Mesivta of Chicago and continued his Rabbinical education in New York and Israel, completing his course of study in 2010. As a rabbinical student, he visited various communities in the United States, Israel, and Ukraine, leading holiday programs and supporting the local Jewish infrastructure.

      Mrs. Esti Grossman was born and raised in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where she had a primary education with the Montessori method. Esti spent her high school and seminary years at Les Institutions Scolaires Beth Rivkah in Yerres, France. Her courses included a focus on religious education and pedagogical techniques, and she graduated with a teachers certificate in 2008, staying on for three years as a dormitory administrator.

      Rabbi Yonah & Esti Grossman were married in June 2010, and moved to Fargo, North Dakota just over a year later to found the Chabad Jewish Center to serve the Jewish needs of North Dakota and Western Minnesota. At the time, North Dakota was the 48th state in the US to open a Chabad Center.


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