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Guiding Principles
Chabad of Central Oregon is committed to the following principles:

EducationFurther Jewish education and discovery for adults and kids alike
AppreciationGenerate pride in our heritage & traditions; foster greater Jewish identity
CelebrationAssist the community in celebrating the joys of Judaism

Chabad of Central Oregon is a place where every Jewish person is welcome - regardless of affiliation or level of knowledge. Our sole purpose is to create a warm welcoming environment to explore and experience who we are in a non-judgmental and inviting atmosphere. Join us- and enjoy!

Rabbi Yitzchok and Mimi Feldman


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Chabad-Lubavitch is a 
philosophy, a movement, and an organization. It is considered to be the most dynamic force in Jewish life today.

The Philosophy
Chabad-Lubavitch is a philosophy, a movement, and an organization. It is considered to be the most dynamic force in Jewish life today.

The word "Chabad" is a Hebrew acronym for the three intellectual faculties of: chachmah-wisdom, binah-comprehension and da'at-knowledge. The movement's system of Jewish religious philosophy, the deepest dimension of G-d's Torah, teaches understanding and recognition of the Creator, the role and purpose of Creation, and the importance and unique mission of each Creature. This philosophy guides a person to refine and govern his and her every act and feeling through wisdom, comprehension and knowledge.

The word "Lubavitch" is the name of the town in White Russia where the movement was based for more than a century. Appropriately, the word Lubavitch in Russian means the "city of brotherly love." The name Lubavitch conveys the essence of the responsibility and love engendered by the Chabad philosophy toward every single Jew.

The Movement
Following its inception 250 years ago, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement -- a branch of Hasidism -- swept through Russia and spread in surrounding countries as well. It provided scholars with answers that eluded them and simple farmers with a love that had been denied of them. Eventually the philosophy of Chabad-Lubavitch and its adherents reached almost every corner of the world and affected almost every facet of Jewish life.

The movement is guided by the teachings of its seven leaders ("Rebbes"), beginning with Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, of righteous memory (1745-1812). These leaders expounded upon the most refined and delicate aspects of Jewish mysticism, creating a corpus of study thousands of books strong. They personified the age-old, Biblical qualities of piety and leadership. And they concerned themselves not only with Chabad-Lubavitch, but with the totality of Jewish life, spiritual and physical. No person or detail was too small or insignificant for their love and dedication.

In our generation, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of righteous memory (1902-1994), known simply as "the Rebbe," guided post-holocaust Jewry to safety from the ravages of that devastation.

The Organization
The origins of today's Chabad-Lubavitch organization can be traced to the early 1940's when the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of righteous memory (1880-1950), appointed his son-in-law and later successor, Rabbi Menachem Mendel, to head the newly-founded educational and social service arms of the movement.

Motivated by his profound love for every Jew and spurred by his boundless optimism and self-sacrifice, the Rebbe set into motion a dazzling array of programs, services and institutions to serve every Jew.

Today 4,000 full-time emissary families apply 250 year-old principles and philosophy to direct more than 3,300 institutions (and a workforce that numbers in the tens of thousands) dedicated to the welfare of the Jewish people worldwide.


Rabbi Yitzchok & Mimi Feldman are co-directors of Chabad Lubavitch of Central Oregon

Yitzchok, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, attended Educational Institute Oholei Torah through elementary and high school, to continue on to advanced  Jewish studies, attending Yeshivas Chabad in Bnei Brak, Israel.  As a Yeshiva student, Yitzchok spent many years leading services and community outreach in Russia, Canada, The Caribbean Islands and Suriname. He served as a mentor to younger students in the Yeshiva Summer Program in Morristown, New Jersey. Yitzchok studied in Yeshivas Chabad of Queens, New York, where he prepared for his ordination as a Rabbi. In 2004 he received his rabbinical ordination from the Central Chabad Rabbinical Court in Israel. 

For Mimi, growing up in the home of The Rebbe’s representatives to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an  open-home to all was a natural way of life. After graduating with honors from the Yeshiva Girls High School of Pittsburgh, she received a diploma in education from Beth Chana Seminary in Safed, Israel. Her devotion and care for a brighter Jewish future brought her to Jewish communities in Moscow, Russia and across the United States. With her exceptional love for children and energetic upbeat demeanor, Mimi spent three years teaching at the Chabad Gan Preschool in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Yeshiva Achei Tmimim in Pittsburgh.
Rabbi Yitzchok and Mimi are the proud parents of Mendel, Avrumi, Chezy and Sholom. 
With their warm smiles and non-judgmental approach, the Feldmans service the spiritual needs of Bend Jewry.
Chabad Lubavitch of Central Oregon
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