Nestled deep in the East Valley region of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, is the small urban village of Ahwatukee. In the coming weeks, Rabbi Levi and Chaya Minsky will be moving there to establish a new Chabad House.
Nestled deep in the East Valley region of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, is the small urban village of Ahwatukee. It is home to some 2,000 Jewish individuals from a variety of backgrounds, lacking exposure to genuine Yiddishkeit. In the coming weeks, Rabbi Levi and Chaya Minsky will be moving to Ahwatukee to establish a new Chabad House.
Born and raised in Crown Heights, Levi grabbed every opportunity to seek out Shlichus independently. After spending the last few years traveling all across the country to help out different Shluchim, and flying to a multitude of locations to run Pesach Sedarim, Levi is eager to begin on his own. Chaya (née Deitsch) grew up in Chandler, Arizona, a larger city that borders Ahwatukee. Building on her foundational childhood of helping her parents to spread Yiddishkeit in the desert, Chaya feels fortunate to be able to continue to do the same.
“Chabad of Ahwatukee is committed to reaching out to and connecting with the diverse Jewish population of the region. We are so excited to begin this journey of inspiring and growing together with our new community,” Rabbi Minsky said.
“We seek to provide space for the Jewish members of Ahwatukee to come together, helping and learning from one another. In this manner, together, we aim to light the torch of Jewish tradition and instill a sense of Jewish pride in the village of Ahwatukee,” he said.
The Minskys told Anash.org that they plan to introduce Ahwatukee to a world of warm Shabbos meals, stimulating and inspiring adult education classes, Jewish-flavored fun for kids, community bonding events, and so much more.
The shluchim are holding a campaign to raise $72,000 for their new shlichus.