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Rabbi Mendel Solomon was born and raised in London, England in an Orthodox Lubavitch family and received his ordination in the Chabad/Lubavitch educational system. He has lectured extensively throughout Europe, South Africa, the former Soviet Union, Canada and throughout the United States. Rabbi Solomon is known for his charm, wit and deep sense of compassion as well as his vast knowledge on an array of Jewish topics.  He is married to the wonderful Chana D. Solomon with whom he built a vibrant Jewish community at Chabad at Short Hills. The Solomons are blessed with 6 beautiful children-Minna, Freida, Adina, Dovber, Maya, Coby and 4 stray cats. You can reach Rabbi Solomon at  RabbiSolo@ChabadatShortHills.org.

RABBI MENDEL & CHANA D. SOLOMON were both raised in Chabad families which instilled within them an energetic drive to love and welcome everyone unconditionally.

From a young age, they both dreamed they would one day build a community, which would eternalize the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of blessed memory. They yearned to foster a sense of Jewish pride – no matter the persons background or affiliation.

They have transformed the Short Hills and surrounding areas into a bustling hub of Jewish life where both young and old are excited to connect to their heritage in a fun and meaningful way.

Rabbi & Chana, along with their six children, Minna, Freida, Adina, Dovber, Maya and Coby, are proud to lead one of the most unique Jewish communities in the Greater Metrowest area marked with its warm, loving and welcoming trademark. They feel blessed to be surrounded by a community near and dear to their hearts that they consider family.

Vision

Our vision for our Chabad House is of a modern, vibrant center that offers a compelling, rich and meaningful Jewish experience to all who come in contact with it.

  
Values

The values that lie at the heart of Chabad at Short Hills are embodied in Torah and Jewish tradition.

These values are:

• The welcoming of every Jew 
• Creating a sense of belonging 
• Jewish learning 
• Spiritual growth and practice

 

Philosophy

Chabad at Short Hills is based on the ideology of Chabad and fueled by the inspiration and teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory, which have at their foundation the encompassing mitzvah “to love every Jew as one loves himself” and the mandate to concretize that love with Acts of Kindness and Mitzvahs. It's our belief that every individual Jew has an indispensable contribution to make to the totality of the Jewish people. Chabad welcomes all Jews at their own pace and comfort level through innovative educational programs in all areas of Jewish life.