About Chabad of North Fulton


In August 1998, Rabbi Hirshy & Rashi Minkowicz left their home in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Alpharetta with the intention of opening a Chabad center in North Fulton.

Their goal was to create a place where Jews of all walks of life could feel comfortable connecting to for added Jewish enrichment and meaning.

From their rented house on Morton road, they began to reach out to the growing Jewish population in the North Fulton area, offering Shabbat dinners, adult education classes, summer camp, and a wide variety of other education programs for young and old.

Most importantly, they offered their time to anyone that needed a caring shoulder to lean on.

The community responded enthusiastically to their efforts and slowly Chabad became one of the central pillars of the Jewish community in North Fulton, and Hirshy and Rashi became the personal guide and mentor to hundreds of families.

On March 11, 2014, tragedy struck with the sudden untimely passing of Rashi. As she was preparing to teach her weekly Torah & Tea class, she was overcome by a debilitating headache and went to rest for a few minutes. She suffered a fatal aneurism and never awoke, leaving behind a grieving eight children and husband, as well as a stunned and devastated community.

Yet, inspired by the Chassidic motto of turning darkness into light, the community rallied behind the Rabbi in their desire and commitment to not only overcome the sadness, but to turn it into a moment of re-dedication to the growth and development of the community.

This year marks eighteen years since the founding of our community, and the L’chaim to Life celebration will serve as a toast to our community and to the legacy of Rashi o.b.m.

Please join us at the event.

You can also honor the community by publishing a dedication in the special Chai-Lights album that will be distributed at the event.