Chabad is a place where everyone is welcome!
Chabad of Augusta was founded on the basic principal that a Jew is a Jew is a Jew. Simply put, we do not recognize the labels of Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform Judaism. As we are the children of one G-d, who study from one Torah, we are in fact one People, and as such we welcome all Jews looking to share and celebrate in our common heritage.
We attract a large and diverse group of people because we foster an environment that enables each individual to explore his/her own unique relationship with Judaism at their own pace.
With a wide selection of programs for every family and individual the Chabad Center is a vibrant and exciting place to be. It’s a place where you can follow any of the many paths of your Jewish heritage -- its the place where Judaism comes alive!
Chabad of Augusta was established by Rabbi Zalman & Chani Fischer with the idea of providing a rich traditional Jewish home that could be enjoyed by everyone in the community.
Rabbi Zalman Fischer received semicha (rabbinic ordination) from the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim in Brooklyn, NY. Among his outreach experience, he also traveled to Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Moscow, Russia to help revitalize the spiritually impoverished Jewish communities recovering from communist oppression.
Rebitzin Chani Fischer, a native of Brooklyn NY, is perhaps one of the most active local Jewish role models for young women wanting to share in the joys of traditional Judaism. She teaches children in our community and takes a leading role in many of our ongoing programs.