Rabbi Meir and Chevy Friedman were recently appointed as shluchim to Escondido, California, a city in the heart of northern San Diego which previously did not have any Jewish representation of any kind.
By Anash.org reporter
“Escondido” is a Spanish word meaning “hidden”, and until recently, the Jewish character of the city has been hidden somewhere deep within its thriving urban environment. Although an estimated few hundred Jewish families live in the city, it has not yet been home to a Jewish organization or formal representation of any kind.
But with the arrival of Rabbi Meir and Chevy Friedman, together with their two children, the Jewish spark of Escondido will be hidden no more.
Originally from Crown Heights and Flatbush, Rabbi Meir and Chevy (nee Muss) Friedman will open the city’s first Chabad house, providing everything and anything Jewish for the community. Holiday programs, Hebrew school, and Shabbat dinners are some of the events that they look forward to hosting.
Settled in a long valley in the coastal mountains of Southern California, Escondido is home to a charming historic downtown, with a beautiful year-round climate, and set in the midst of gentle rolling hills and avocado and citrus groves.
Rabbi Meir and Chevy Friedman are currently putting together the necessary funds needed to get their shlichus off the ground. Click here to partner with them.