Chabad is one of the largest and fastest growing Jewish educational organizations, with over 3,700 centers worldwide—from Shanghai to Hartford, from Costa Rica to Safed. Chabad is devoted to providing Jewish education on all levels in a friendly, non-judgmental environment through creative and innovative programs and activities.
To many, the word Chabad connotes a warm smile, an unconditional love for every human being and an extraordinary commitment to Jewish education. Chabad's doors are open to all, regardless of affiliation, background or current level of Jewish practice and knowledge.
Chabad's success and dedication is in large measure due to the passion and vision of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of blessed memory, who led Chabad from 1950 until his passing in 1994. See http://www.therebbe.org.
Rabbi Yossi Marcus, a native (southern) Californian, is an accomplished writer and translator of Jewish literature. He is a leading contributor and former editor of http://www.askmoses.com and a contributor to http://kabbalaonline.org. His most popular publications are a new commentary on Ethics of our Fathers and on the Passover Haggadah. Click here for a comprehensive listing of books and translations by Rabbi Yosef Marcus. He is currently at work on a commentary on the Psalms.
Mrs. Esty Marcus, MSEd, originally from Portland, Maine, is the founder and director of the renowned Chai Preschool. She co-directs Chabad NP and the Jewish Women's Circle. Yossi and Esty are the proud parents of six children.
Rabbi Yale Spalteris the youth and program director at Chabad NP. Born in Canada, he spent his early years studying in Yeshivah in Toronto and Los Angeles. Rabbi Yale directed Chabad activities around the globe, from High Holiday services in Kobe, Japan to a Pesach Seder in Tartu, Estonia and one on onestudies with inmates in Stringfellow, Texas. Mrs. Rivky Spalter teaches at the Chai Preschool and helps direct Chabad programming. The Spalter's are known for their warm hospitality and passion for Jewish life.