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Rabbi Yosef Landa, regional ...
Rabbi Yosef Landa, regional director of Chabad, said the budgetary boost was helpful.
"It will also go to cover the cost of furnishings and a maintenance fund," he
"It will leave the building at the end of this fundraising campaign unencumbered by any debt."
Though the footprint of the nearly 4,000-square-foot facility will remain the same, some of the changes in the plans will augment the amount of usable space.
"What happened was that because of us thinking big and the encouragement of Michael Staenberg, we found more room," said Landa
"We were a close group of ...
"We were a close group of friends," explains Rabbi Yosef Landa, who grew up in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, N.Y., and founded Chabad of Greater St. Louis in 1980.
The Rabbinical College in Morristown, N.J., was a "small, intimate place, and we really meshed over those two years."
"The next fall, just as we were settling in to the Central Chabad Yeshivah in Brooklyn, the Rebbe [Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory] sent us and our peers to serve as his emissaries in Chabad yeshivahs in Montreal; Paris; Jerusalem; and Kfar Chabad, Israel," continues Landa.
When the first national conference was arranged in the fall of 1983, Landa
and many of his
friends were there among the several dozen participants, coming from places like Rochester, N.Y., and Indianapolis, Ind. "We sometimes felt isolated," he
acknowledges, noting that it was before the advent of email or even fax, and phone calls to Brooklyn were prohibitively expensive.
Rabbi Yosef Landa, ...
Rabbi Yosef Landa, Chabad's regional director, emphasized that broad community participation will be key: "The more people who participate, the more investors and restaurateurs will be encouraged that the St. Louis kosher restaurant market is robust.
We're hoping the community will rally to give them the data they need to best serve us.
Chabad, which also conducted a separate, more scientific feasibility study, plans to publish the results on line and to promote them to potential investors.
That report is scheduled to be released in the spring.
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Responses to the survey will be collected through December 31, 2015.
If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Landa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-725-0400....
Campus - News - Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters
That's 4,000 reasons for Rabbi Yosef Landa, director of Chabad in St. Louis, to recruit a young couple to establish a Chabad-Lubavitch center on campus.
Education - News - Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters
For his quarter-century long commitment to high quality Jewish adult education, Rabbi Yosef Landa was selected from among 600 Jewish communal professionals to receive the award from the Jewish Community Professional Association (JProStL).