At 'The Rochester Synagogue,' prayer services are set in a traditional yet educational format, making the experience one of warmth and joy for both the experienced and non-experienced alike.

Prayer services are open to all, regardless of educational background, commitment, affiliation, or level of Jewish observance.

The services are user-friendly and are conducted in the traditional Hebrew, interspersed with English readings.

There is a palpable warmth that melts away any embarrassment for those unfamiliar with Hebrew or new to communal prayer.

This is the atmosphere that has been created in this unassuming building in Rochester, known as the Chabad House, which we call home.

Our Rabbinic Team:

Rabbi David & Rebbetzin Chanie Greene 


Rabbi Greene is our senior Rabbi. A native Minnesota he was educated at the Rabbinical College of Canada where he obtained his Rabbinical Ordination and Masters in Religion.

Rabbi Greene is the Chaplain at Chabad on Call and is actively involved in pastoral counselling and volunteer at the Federal Medical Center. 

Rebbetzin Chanie is our Senior Rebbetzin completed her education at the The Division of Higher Learning of Associated Beth Rivkah Schools in Brooklyn, New York. Rebbetzin Chanie is the Director of the Bais Chaya Moussia Hospitality Center and Mikvah Chana

Rabbi Shloime & Rebbetzin Chana Greene


Rabbi Shloime was born in Rochester, Minnesota. Following high school he attended the prestigious Tomchei Tmimim Rabbinical College in Argentina & New York. After graduating Rabbinical College he was selected to serve the Jewish community of Brussels, Belgium.

Shloime spent the following years in Israel where he was a student and teacher’s assistant at the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, and as a Rabbinical Intern for Chabad of Hebron, assisting I.D.F. soldiers on the frontline. He then returned home as assistant chaplain of Chabad-Lubavitch of Rochester.

After marriage, Shloime served three years as the Youth and Teen Director at Chabad of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Shloime has a special connection to Rochester as the place of his birth and home to his parents. He is passionate, as a 5th generation Minnesotan, to bring authentic and contemporary Jewish outreach home.

Rabbi Shloime serves at the Director of the Southern Minnesota Center for Jewish Life and is the Synagogue Director.

Rebbetzin Chana was born in Seattle, Washington. Following high school, she spent a year in the Judaic teaching seminary, Machon Alte, in Israel. She then returned to Seattle to work as Program Coordinator at Friendship Circle of Washington State, a non-profit organization that helps children with special needs.

A year later, she moved to Brooklyn, working as a Preschool teacher and Hebrew School teacher in Greenwich, Connecticut. After marriage, she served three years as the Hebrew School Assistant Director and Program Director at Chabad of Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Chana is experienced in the areas of children’s programming and education having worked as a counselor, head counselor, and assistant director in camps all over the country (Boca Raton, Florida; Los Angeles, California; Clinton, New Jersey; and Seattle, Washington). Chana views educating as a mission, a valued and time-honored Jewish tradition.

Rebbetzin Chana is the Educational Director at Chabad overseeing the JUDA program (after school youth enrichment) and Jewish Women's Circle.