Chabad of Southern Minnesota, is known as a warm and welcoming community and commitment to providing accessible resources to those who are local to Rochester and the regional Southern Minnesota area and those who are visiting the Mayo Clinic Area. 

Headquartered in the heart of Southern Minnesota, Chabad is proud to be a local grassroots organization offering educational programming, humanitarian assistance and social events. The core of Chabad is dedicated to creating a welcoming community and promoting Jewish Cultural Awareness.

Based in Rochester, within walking distance of the Mayo Clinic, Chabad is proud to provide a wealth of resources for those seeking treatment or caregiving at the many medical facilities here. A kosher meal, a friendly face, and easily accessible Shabbat services are just a few of the many services offered. 

Get to know the staff and reach out if you are seeking assistance. Whether it be chaplaincy services in the Mayo Clinic area, Bikur Cholim resources for those visiting the Mayo Clinic, or Jewish cultural education, Chabad is here to help and looking forward to hearing from you.

Chabad Staff:


Rabbi David Greene
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Co-Founder & Executive Director
Chaplain - Chabad on Call



Mrs. Chanie Greene
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Co-Founder & Rebbetzin
Director - Moussia Hospitality



Rabbi Shloime Greene
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Executive Vice - President
Director - Southern MN: Center for Jewish Life


Mrs. Chana Greene
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Educational Director
Southern MN: Center for Jewish Life

Ms. Tatiana Woodbeck
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Chabad of Southern Minnesota and Mayo Clinic Area


Shannon Wolters
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Kitchen Manager
Chabad of Southern Minnesota

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board serves to make recommendations and provide key information and materials to Chabad. The Board plays an important public relations role as well as providing the Chabad team with a fresh perspective on programmatic issues.

The Board main charge is to promote public awareness of Chabad’s programs, and encourage participation by the local community and other interested parties.

Kimberley Amrami, M.D.

Itzhak Zachi Attia, Ph.D.

Benjamin Crowder, R. N.

Sam Nayman, Ph.D.

Yitzchok Steiner, Executive Director - Chabad U of M

Mary Wilder, Executive Director -  Gift of Life

Rachel Pinkhasov - Volunteer Leader