Our Mission:
Chabad-Lubavitch of Southern Minnesota promotes traditional values and social services for anyone regardless of race, religion, orientation. Chabad is dedicated to enhancing the physical and spiritual well being of Jews from all levels of Jewish observance, affiliation and knowledge, by providing multiple programs and services that promote true Ahavat Israel -“Love your fellow like yourself” - an unconditional love and concern for every person.
Chabad-Lubavitch of Southern Minnesota is committed to promoting G‑d consciousness and morality for all mankind.

Our Team:


Rabbi David Greene


Co-Founder & Executive Director
Chaplain - Chabad on Call


Mrs. Chanie Greene

Co-Founder & Rebbetzin
Director - BCM Hospitality


Rabbi Shloime Greene


Outreach Director
Southern MN: Center for Jewish Life


Mrs. Chana Greene

Educational Director
Southern MN: Center for Jewish Life

Various Services:
Chabad-Lubavitch of Southern Minnesota provides a variety of material, spiritual, educational, and counseling services to the area. Chabad is fast becoming a "one-stop" address for the many needs of the Southern Minnesota Jewish community.

Our Rochester hospitality center caters to and serves patients who are being treated at the world famous Mayo Clinic, family members who accompany these patients and the many, transient visitors who find themselves in Rochester on business or as tourists.

In 1988 the Lubavitcher Rebbe sent Rabbi David and Chanie Greene to Rochester with the goal of strengthening the Jewish life of visitors, patients and families who come to the world-famous Mayo Clinic, and to be the Chabad representatives in southern Minnesota. They established the Chabad-Lubavitch of Rochester Jewish Education & Hospitality Center as an oasis of Jewish hospitality and chassidic warmth in southern Minnesota.

The Greene's have become known throughout the world for diligently living up to their motto, "For All Your Jewish Needs".

For more information feel free to contact our office at 507-288-7500.

Chabad-Lubavitch of Southern, MN is the Southern Minnesota affiliate of Upper Midwest Merkos and branch of the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Every Chabad center is financially independent. Chabad-Lubavitch of Rochester is not funded or financially supported by central headquarters. Funding for local Chabad programs are grassroots based generated from within the community. No money or dues are sent to any Chabad headquarters — all funds remain right here in our community.