First program will be held in honor of Festival of Purim March 21

Published in the March 13 – 26, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life

Rabbi Mendel Liberow, his wife, Chani Liberow ,and their two children, Sadya and Levi. Photo courtesy Rabbi Mendel Liberow 

A new center, servicing the Jewish community in southern Santa Clara County, was recently established in Morgan Hill with a vision of creating a space for Jews of all affiliations to feel welcome.

The center is directed by Rabbi Mendel Liberow and his wife, Chani Liberow. Together with their young son, Sadya, the Liberows arrived in late November from Brooklyn, New York, to launch this initiative.

“We are ecstatic about this milestone in reaching out to the community in South Valley,” said Mendel. “We look forward to connecting with the community and providing a tolerant and accommodating center to celebrate Jewish culture and customs.”

They also recently celebrated the birth of their second son, Levi Yitzchok. Inspired by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, the center will model the 5,000-plus Chabad centers across the globe. The Chabad-Lubavitch movement seeks to engage Jews to explore their heritage through experiencing the beauty and richness of Judaism in a friendly, non-judgmental environment.

The first program offered by Chabad of Morgan Hill will be held in honor of the Jewish Festival of Purim Thursday, March 21. Celebrated as the most joyous day on the Jewish calendar, the daylong holiday commemorates the nullification in 356 B.C.E. of a Persian decree calling for the extermination of the Jewish people throughout the Persian Empire as told in the biblical Book of Esther.

“The event will primarily be focused on spirit, fun, and tradition for all ages,” Chani said. “Everyone is sure to have a great time.”

Shabbat and holiday programs, Torah classes and an array of family and children’s activities are all in the plans for Chabad of Morgan Hill.

The Liberows encourage all who are interested to learn more.

Contact Rabbi Mendel Liberow at (408) 766.2343 or visit them at

Robert Airoldi