Here at Chabad of Southern Minnesota, we are known for our warm and welcoming community and our commitment to providing accessible resources to those who are local to Rochester and those who are visiting. 

Located in the heart of Rochester, Minnesota, within walking distance of the Mayo Clinic, we are 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 we offer. 

Get to know our 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 any of the many other services we offer, we are here to help and look forward to hearing from you.

Our Team:



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


Shannon Wolters
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Adminstrative Assistant & Facilites Manager

Chabad of Southern Minnesota provides a variety of material, spiritual, educational, and counseling services to the area:

  • Bais Chaya Moussia 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
  • Southern MN Center for Jewish Life serves as an educational and spiritual lighthouse in Southern Minnesota, offering many educational, humanitarian and social events and programs, for all age groups within the community, counseling services for young and old, regardless of race, religion or creed. 

Chabad is dedicated to enhancing the physical and spiritual well being of mankind by providing multiple programs and services that promote true -“Love your fellow like yourself” - an unconditional love and concern for every person. 

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.

In 2017 Rabbi Shloime and Chana Greene move to Southern Minnesota and establish the Southern Minnesota Center for Jewish Life a branch of Chabad-Lubavitch of 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.