About Chabad GSB

Chabad of Greater South Bay

What does Chabad GSB do?

Chabad of Greater South Bay is the umbrella organization for six other Chabad Houses in the South Bay Area which are featured by location and service throughout our website. In addition to providing resources, guidance, and support for them, we develop core programs and facilities that further community growth like Gan Torah Preschool, Camp Gan Israel, Dryan Family Mikvah, Kodesh Judaica Store, The Jewish Daily Dose, and more. 

A Note from Rabbi

Chabad of Greater South Bay reaches out and welcomes every Jew, offering material and spiritual assistance to all.  With the unconditional love and acceptance for which Chabad is famous, every Jew can find a sympathetic ear and helping hand, and answers to any questions they may have about Jewish life and practice.  Founded in 1975, our mission was inspired by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of sainted memory, whose love for every Jew was legendary.

We live in turbulent times, both in the world in general, and in the Jewish community.  Our community faces both social and spiritual challenges.  Chabad’s many programs and services strive to meet these challenges and ensure Jewish continuity by providing opportunities for every Jew to participate in Jewish life – to ask questions, to learn, to find joy in their heritage, or to seek guidance or assistance.

Our success over the years has been made possible by the many people in the community who have chosen to partner with us and support our many activities and community services, sharing the rewards for all we do.

We invite you to join us for a program, be in touch with us, and partner with us in offering these vital services that help ensure the future of our community, now and into the next generation.

Rabbi Yosef Levin


About Rabbi Yosef and Dena Levin

Rabbi Yosef Levin was born in Sunderland, Northern England, in 1956 to parents who escaped the Soviet Union after World War II. His family moved to London when Yosef was 8 years old. He then attended yeshivas in Israel,France, New Jersey, and New York. Dena was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Crown Heights, New York. She attended schools in both New York and Pittsburgh. The Levins were married in New York in 1979 and moved to Palo Alto, at the direction of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, in 1980. They have been blessed by G‑d with 13 children and numerous grandchildren. Despite their senior positions with the organization, they are down-to-earth, easily accessible and very happy to meet people one-on-one or over a bowl of chicken soup at the Shabbat table.

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